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She keeps on playing

My grandmother got the call 84 years ago at their farmhouse in the cotton-producing town of Holland.

“Alma, we need Maxine to come play the organ at church this Sunday. Will she do it?”

My grandmother did not hesitate, she did not falter, and she did not ask my mother.

“Of course Maxine would love to come play for the church.”

With that simple request Mother started playing music for the Lord. She was 11 years old when the pastor made the request. She is now 95, and still plays the piano every Sunday at her retirement complex.

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