Growing up my daddy loved to play the Lawrence Welk Show as a young teenager. His favorite song to play was "Lady of Spain". I asked my step mom if I could have his accordion after he passed away. Of course she said yes. I have no idea how old this accordion is or if this is the same one he played when I was a little girl back in the 70s. It is an Italian made accordion. It is a Scandalli 461/13. I told my husband I was bringing it home after the funeral. He watched some youtube videos and when I got it home, he picked it up and played it! I have a very talented husband. He played the saxophone and bass clarinet in band during school. That is all the musical training he has had. Since then he has taught himself how to play the violin and viola. A couple of years ago he bought a bass that he taught himself to play and now plays at church during the song service. He is now learning how to play the cello and the accordion! I'm still fumbling through trying to learn the xylophone!
There were two treadle irons in the front yard of my daddy's house, he was going to make them into end tables. I do not know what my plans for them are yet, aside from painting that "singer" black again.
Here is a picture of my daddy and step mom at the Marine Ball last year.