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Hello, my old friend. Welcome home!

Posted by rudykizuty on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

As a teen in 1979, I accompanied my parents on a road trip to visit the old Liberty Banjo Co. in Bridgeport, Conn. That day, my father purchased a 1924 plectrum B&D Silver Bell. Shortly thereafter, it was given to me as my first plectrum banjo. What a thrill it was for a young guy to own and play one of the finest plectrum banjos ever produced. 

Unfortunately, by 1989 I was no longer playing and circumstances forced me to sell the banjo. It was sold to a friend and former band mate who, in time, sold it to another old friend and former band mate. Last week, I heard from the latter gentleman. He was looking to move the banjo and remembered how much the banjo meant to me when we played together in the string band. 

Thanks to the thoughtfulness of Mr. Jim Rivell Sr., (BHO member B&D-JIM) my first Silver Bell and I have been reconnected after 24 years of being separated. I am absolutely thrilled to have her back. Thanks, Jim!

 



3 comments on “Hello, my old friend. Welcome home!”

Oalbrets Says:
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @8:51:27 AM

Cool story Anthony, have fun.

pickn5 Says:
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @9:39:03 AM

Great story. Pick on.

Jane C Says:
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @11:04:40 PM

Very poignant I bet she's happy to be back in your arms

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