..... your favorite luthiers and music stores have higher speed dialer numbers than your friends and family.
...... your basement, garage, or barnis half-filled with long cardboard boxes, peanutsand bubblewrap "in case you ever need to ship another dulcimer somewhere".
.....you can't watch TV--especially the news and weather--withoutstrummin', picking' etc. on your dulcimer.
.....You sit in church and wonder, "Now how would THAT hymn sound on a Ban-Jammer?"
.....you lobby your local high school to include dulcimers in the marching band.
.....you double-check to make sure your dulcimers are safely secured in your vehicle and figure your passengers are "on their own".
.....there's many a thing you'd drop quicker than a bad habit, but your dulcimers getset down as gently as a newborn.
.....you need to change your will after every big dulcimer festival.
-----there's more than one broken thing in your house being held together by old dulcimer strings.
.....you can spell "Schnaufer" but have no clue as to how your great aunt's name is spelled.
Jan Potts, Lexington, KY
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." Henry Van Dyke