We have a lot of music supply stores available around where I live now. It's nice compared to living down in a rural area where there isn't much of a selection. My daughter and granddaughter still live in a relatively rural area so when my granddaughter needs something for her guitar now, I usually order it for them online or pick it up locally for her and send it to them. I love the fact that I can run down the street and pick up elixir strings at guitar center and know my granddaughter will have the best experience learning to play the guitar because she has the right supplies to make it the best it can be. I never thought there would be anything as much fun as playing music myself, but watching her learn and find the joy of creating music actually beats my own experiences and brings me more joy than I ever thought possible.
A long time artist and writer, I grew up in suburban Chicagoland, then moved to a rural town in Illinois where I worked, raised a family and bred all types of animals from rabbits and chickens to sheep, goats and horses on a small farm. I have been living with and loving my real-life knight in shining armor of 32 years. Recently relocated back to the suburbs of Chicago, and dreaming of moving to sunny Florida.
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