Last week Margaret got an early birthday present from her Dey grandparents. It was such a good find that none of us could resist giving it to her five months early. She didn't seem to mind.
It was broken in properly with an authentic Dey family jam session in the rather cramped quarters of my grandma's dining room. She sawed away for several tunes and told me that her favorite was "Swinging on a Gate". After "Drowsy Maggie", of course.
As soon as we got home that evening she had to get it back out to demonstrate her virtuoso skills for Daddy. And she's been playing it at least once a day all week.
She loves cleaning her strings with a cloth and putting rosin on her bow. But most of all she loves playing "crazy like Paganini".