Survival Sally and Diane were visiting with one another while their husbands were out.
“It sounds like somebody more talented than Schroeder the cat is at the piano in the next room, Diane,” said Survival Sally.
“Oh, yes. Jenny’s been taking piano lessons for some time now and really loves playing,” Diane said.
“That’s wonderful. You know, music students develop a part of their brain that many of us don’t. They can also be quite good at math,” Sally said.
“I hope so. I was never very good at math.”
“Me either,” Sally said. “Speaking of music, Diane, have you thought how important it would be to have musical instruments on hand in a survival situation, such as during a winter storm?”
“That’s a good idea, Sally,” said Diane. “When I was growing up, we used to play games with my cousins or put jigsaw puzzles together when we had snow days and couldn’t go to school. Once a few of us girls even tried putting on our own play. We fixed popcorn and apples for our folks to eat while they watched us perform. Of course, that was before computers.”
“Yes, but computers need electricity to function, and there may be times when it won’t be there. Even batteries need replaced or recharged when they’re used a lot, too. I’m all for the old fashioned forms of entertainment. They’re not only a good diversion, but you can develop some togetherness.”
“Yes, and that can be pretty important in a tough situation. Besides, it just sounds like fun!” Diane said with a bright smile.
“It would be a good idea to havd some small musical instruments and games, including cards, in any kind of preparedness stash you choose to set aside. Call it Operation Happy Notes for your family.”