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mendel
06-19-2011, 03:06 PM
Had Fathers Day dinner at my townhouse this evening. It was great. My wife, our son, both of my inlaws, and my mother-in-laws mom. Awesome dinner and great time. As I've explained here many times, my son loves music. My mother in law plays a pretty good guitar, but tonight, I got herto play one of my spare Ukes and strum some chords. She was picking it up really well, and we played a few sing-a-long songs and the whole family had a great time. Afterwards, I said "Hey, why don't you keep that Uke at your house so we can play again". She smiled, shook her head, and said "No thanks. I have my guitar". I was bummed. I thought I had her hooked. I guess I'll bring it there and accidentally forget it. I'm sure she'll pick it up and play of it is there....

Happy Fathers Day everyone!

mm stan
06-19-2011, 06:05 PM
Aloha Mendel,
She's a tough cookie eh..ha ha good idea... keep on trying, she hasn't been bitten by the Ukulele bug yet...Good Luck, MM Stan
Must be fun the parties at her house with the guitar and ukes jammin away....

Pippin
06-19-2011, 10:04 PM
Leaving it there just might do it. It's good having a plan. :D

PhilUSAFRet
06-20-2011, 01:50 AM
Wish you luck. Don't know how old she is, but depending, going from guitar to uke not quite as simple as for you younger folks. Some of us can only take in so much new information and retain it. She may eventually come around....certainly hope she does. Would be great if you could sit with her and play uke.

NatalieS
06-20-2011, 02:00 AM
Who knows, she might get more into it when she realizes how much easier it is to carry around a uke than a guitar. :) Keep trying, it's great that she tried it out anyway!

Canuke
06-20-2011, 03:01 AM
I have given away at least 4 or 5 ukes over the years, and I doubt anyone of those kids or adults plays it. I live in hope, nonetheless. I spread the Gospel of Uke wherever I can. That's all we can do.

mendel
06-20-2011, 03:29 AM
It brings such happiness that I want to spread the word about the Uke anywhere I can.

xjumper
06-20-2011, 03:43 AM
Take her guitar so she only has a ukulele to play.

hoosierhiver
06-20-2011, 04:25 AM
Could be that the guitar was a gift and she feels sentimental about it. Give her a uke for Christmas.

Coconut Willie
06-20-2011, 04:38 AM
Maybe she is a closet uke player!!!! (LOL) Leave one at her house, she will play it!!

deadpool
06-20-2011, 06:39 AM
Definitely leave one at her house, but also get her to tune the guitar to open D and then you two can jam along. Always fun to play music with others!

mendel
06-20-2011, 10:36 AM
My wife and I bought her the newest guitar!!! She was playing a 40 year old beater until then.

ItsMrPitchy
06-20-2011, 10:43 AM
Instead of buying her a new guitar you should of got her a uke and said well its in the same family.

bbycrts
06-20-2011, 10:46 AM
My wife and I bought her the newest guitar!!! She was playing a 40 year old beater until then.

Sit on it next time you're there.