The Mernie Project no. 10 – In the Garden

The Mernie Project is how I am documenting my mother, Mernie, playing her upright Steinway piano, an instrument that was a truly special gift to her from my late father  – one hymn at a time.     This installment is number ten in The Mernie Project and she is playing the hymn ‘In the Garden’. …

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The Mernie Project no. 9

   This is my favorite installment so far in #themernieproject (disregard the title sign of this post. “Project” is, actually, spelled with a “c”. I will chastise the art department later…) In case you might not know what #themernieproject is, here it is in a nutshell- I’m video documenting my mother, Mernie, playing her piano…

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The Mernie Project no. 5

Here’s a medley that my Mom calls the “Grace Medley” and it is composed of three hymns; Amazing Grace (first and last), He Lifted Me and Marvelous Grace.  We are taking this project very seriously as you can see by the new chalkboard on the wall by the piano that we will be using for…

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The Mernie Project no. 4

Here she is, my mom, playing the hymn “Shall We Gather at the River” on her piano. She told me that she plays this song very often to comfort herself in the wake of my Father’s death.  Shall We Gather at the River

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