In Montana: the Recital At Marge's House

Everyone calls Marguerite Hanusa "Marge," and everyone who is anyone in the high plains Montana town of Choteau comes to Marge's adult piano and organ recital every year about this time. She holds it in the parlor of her house, where she has a Story & Clark upright, a Steinway baby grand and a two-tiered Conn with a full footboard. The first townspeople to show up get to sit on folding chairs from the Methodist and Lutheran churches; the tardy in the audience must make do with the staircase and the floor. After the music the party moves into the kitchen...

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