A bit old and shabby, but a classic which still belts out a great polka, this is my accordion. It’s been with me since Mother made me take lessons when I was 11, but she owned it for years before that. And yes, I can still play. I recently pulled my trusty old friend out and gave her a tinkering for some sticky keys, and with help from hubby Lance and some RD40 lubricant, she plays sweet as ever. Not everyone likes accordion music, but as it is part of my European heritage, I am very proud of it. And I when I play it certainly wakes the whole household up … not to mention the neighbourhood dogs …..