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January 13, 2022

Ten Years Ago

January 12, 2012

As clear as day, Craig Funabashi remembers the first time he saw his grandmother’s Story & Clark Victorian pump organ. He was six and visiting the Seattle area with his parents from Long Beach. As they would for many years to come, he and his family traveled up to Whidbey Island for his grandmother’s Sep. 5 birthday and family reunion. They would meet at the cabin where Vangee Johnston kept the ornate wooden instrument and played many old-time Ragtime favorites for her grandkids – seven in all. Just the way Johnston had when...



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