August 4, 2010

Piano for the Bedridden


This is one of those inventions that shows up on Antiques Roadshow, with the owner going, "We have no idea what the hell is up with this piano."

Great Britain
1935
from Spaarnestad Photo

10 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

That thing is ENORMOUS.

downtown guy said...

I'm kind of scared it will fall on her.

May said...

Maybe she has no feeling in her legs so it won't matter.

Ms. Moon said...

May- you made me laugh.
That thing is awesome. I guess they had a lot of bedridden people then?

downtown guy said...

May cracks me up. I think they also had less to do while bedridden. I mean, read, okay, but you can't do that all the time. Knit? Piano! I could see the Lady from Philadelphia with one of these if she were confined.

May said...

Who is/was the Lady from Philadelphia?

Sarcastic Bastard said...

May is fucking FUNNY. That was such a great comment. I can't top it.

downtown guy said...

May: She told the lady from Philadelphia the whole story,–how her mother had put salt in the coffee; how the chemist had been called in; how he tried everything but could make it no better; and how they went for the little old herb-woman, and how she had tried in vain, for her mother couldn't drink the coffee. The lady from Philadelphia listened very attentively, and then said, "Why doesn't your mother make a fresh cup of coffee?" Elizabeth Eliza started with surprise. Solomon John shouted with joy; so did Agamemnon, who had just finished his sum; so did the little boys, who had followed on. "Why didn't we think of that?" said Elizabeth Eliza; and they all went back to their mother, and she had her cup of coffee.

Ms. Moon said...

DTG- I still have that book and knew exactly who you were talking about.

downtown guy said...

The Peterkins!