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Thanks so much for dropping by Abbie's memorial, what a lovely gesture <3
Added by TRICH on Feb 05, 2014 12:41 PM
|Jessica DiCarlo||More about your uncle|
Thanks for telling me about your aunt. I could go on and on about how much he meant to me. I don't know why exactly, but he was so kind and patient, explaining whichever part of my piano he was working on when I visited. I'll never forget how he cut all the leather for the bellows, each one punched by hand. I guess there were 88 of those. I could have stayed with him for hours, listening to him talk.
I regret not spending more time with him, but am glad that when I was in college, I wrote a story about him for one of my classes. He was kind enough to let me interview him several times. Would you like me to send the story to you? Your aunt might particularly enjoy hearing it. I'm almost positive that I know where it is and will send it to you and your aunt if you like. If she would enjoy getting a letter in the mail, I would be very happy to send it to her if you give me her address.
I'm so happy that I wrote to you. I was very sad when I heard that your uncle passed away, so I'm glad that I can at least tell his family how much I miss him.
|Jessica DiCarlo||Albert Constable, the piano tuner?|
Hi Mrs. Pasqua,
My name is Jessica DiCarlo. Is your Uncle Albert the same Albert Constable from Penn-Craft who tuned and refinished pianos and pipe organs?
I grew up in Ralph, the daughter of Vincent and Sonja DiCarlo. My mother still lives there.
Mr. Constable refinished my piano around 1982, and I visited him many times in his shop. He also made house calls to tune the piano many times. I think about him a lot and wish that I spent more time learning about his trade.
Please let me know if your uncle is the same Mr. Constable that I remember. I would like to visit his grave the next time I'm in Uniontown.
Thanks so much!