Organ Donors

Sometimes additions to Mindport’s collection find us rather than us finding them.  This summer Mindport Director Kevin Jones received a series of calls from the volunteers at the Lummi Island church rummage sale.  The conversation went something like this:

Church Ladies: We think you should come on down and place a bid on this nice little Hammond organ we have here.

Kevin: No.  I don’t have room for an organ.

Church Ladies: Oh, sure you do.  It’s really a nice one.

Kevin: No. I don’t have room for an organ.

Church Ladies: It’s real small. At least come down and take a look.

Kevin: No.  I don’t have room for an organ.

3 hours later

Church Ladies: You need the organ.  You can have it for free.

Kevin: No. I don’t have room for an organ. 

But, Kevin did go down and take a look.  A seventy-five dollar donation from Mindport, some heavy lifting, and a pick-up truck ride later, Mindport is the grateful owner of a lovely little Hammond organ.  So far we’ve heard Bach, the Doobie Brothers, and some old school roller rink-inspired tunes, and we’re glad this little instrument is here to stay.  Thanks, Church Ladies.  You knew what we needed. 

Side note: The Hammond has inspired Kevin to build a two-octave pneumatic organ for Mindport.  He’s already three pipes into the project.