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    Quote Originally Posted by jollyboy View Post
    Maybe I could get a casket made out of my ukes - rosewood back and sides with a nice cedar top.
    Now that's funny.
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    Once upon a time:
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    Just one thought..a uke player in the area has been fighting cancer, and with an eye on the inevitable (which we will all face), has started gifting some of his ukuleles to close friends that play. I would assume that either he has plans for his own kids...but he gets to see others enjoy the gift now before leaving. On a positive note, he is still going strong.
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    I hadn't really thought about it but...
    If I go first I hope my wife sells my ukes for what they're worth and not what I told her I paid for them 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoshooter View Post
    If I go first I hope my wife sells my ukes for what they're worth and not what I told her I paid for them ��
    Ha! That's funny too!
    Current Stable:
    -Ohana TKS-15E Tenor - Eb cuatro
    -Iriguchi Keystone Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE, steel string
    -KPK pineapple SLN - GCEA
    -Cocobolo 16" SC#1 - gCEA, SC SLMU
    -Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    -Imua iET - Bb, M600
    -Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    -Rogue bari
    Once upon a time:
    -RISA Concert Stick
    -Bruko sop. custom #6
    -Lanikai lam hog bari
    -Kala SLNG
    -Bruko bari
    -Gold Tone BUT


    Jim's Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    Maybe I'll get cremated and have all my ukes burnt up with me. They would ignite real good and maybe add a little interest and aroma to my ashes
    Dave this brings to mind that favourite from my youth......The Ink Spots......Vera Lynn......
    "I don't want to set the world on fire,
    I just want to start a flame in your heart."

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    My Niece is in charge of the "Music library". Any member of the family can borrow an instrument for as long as they want; a lifetime of they continue to play. If they quit, they give the instrument back to the library. Works in principle, we'll see how scattered the three generations of instruments get to be when we elders are gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    My Niece is in charge of the "Music library". Any member of the family can borrow an instrument for as long as they want; a lifetime of they continue to play. If they quit, they give the instrument back to the library. Works in principle, we'll see how scattered the three generations of instruments get to be when we elders are gone.
    I like this approach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoshooter View Post
    I hadn't really thought about it but...
    If I go first I hope my wife sells my ukes for what they're worth and not what I told her I paid for them ��
    I laughed out loud...a LITERAL "LOL" when I read this.
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    I've worried about this for a long time. I don't want my wife to hafta struggle getting rid of all my stuff. I've been buying instruments lately, and every time I buy a new one, I feel guilty that my wife will be stuck with it.

    I suppose many of us oldies who have personal things have thought about it, but I still want new stuff that I want. The whole subject bothers me, and I try not to think about it any more.

    My mother is 104, so maybe I'll be around a few more years. My wifes kin lived long lives too though. I dunno . . .
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD
    Kala tenor eight string - gG cC EE AA
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Hi-D GBD

    Luna "Peace" concert - Lo-G CEA
    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA

    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift) - C
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - C

    Thank the Lord for the memories about the good old days.

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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    I already instructed my girls to call uncle Dave. That's downupdave. Dave will know what to do. If you ever see Dave selling some really nice customs. You would know I have immigrated to a better place.
    Just hope Dave sold them all to one good home. Hate to see them separated from each other.
    Brenda

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