Following on from yesterday's post, Dev went along with both our girls for lessons, and here they are, each with their own accordion. The teacher, Pauline, was a lovely young girl of 18, the daughter of circus performers, who had left her parents. She was dainty and slight, but she could play the accordion at the speed of light.
A couple of years later Pauline, the teacher, got married, and Dev and the girls moved on to different instruments.
Derek had made Pauline's gold wedding ring, and matching engagement ring with diamond in - a hobby of his for some years. We didn't see her for for years and years. Then one day we visited a National Trust Tudor house, and in one corner of the large hall a woman was playing a harp. She and Dev looked at each other and said simultaneously "I know you", and we realised it was Pauline. She held out her hand with the rings on and said "It's our 25th Wedding Anniversary this week".