Thursday 29 December 2016

Grand Theft Harmonica

Och aye ... it's yon time again, ye ken, my friends. Cheerio the noo!

I have to report a very sad event in our town, or in the hood, as they say in some quarters.

We have the one and only factory in the world which makes one of the best harmonicas ever. They are all made by hand and their output is about one harmonica every two to three weeks. The harmonicas sell, mostly locally, for a fortune, or a pint of the best drink Scotland produces.

Unfortunately, a few days ago there was a break-in at the local factory and all harmonicas produced there were stolen. A whole year's production, at least.

This is very unfortunate for the Harmonica Philarmonic Orchestra, a local orchestra consisting of 100 musicians playing no other instruments than harmonicas.

It was planned that the Harmonica Philarmonic Orchestra would see the New Year in this year by playing Auld Lang Syne on the harmonica, instead of the traditional bagpipes. With this theft, there seems to be no prospect of this event happening.

There is a suspicion that the theft was carried out by another group of musicians consisting of bagpipes and drums who wanted to see the New Year in with traditional musical instruments.

The Harmonica Philarmonica Orchestra have practiced instead with the comb and paper; but to be honest it does not sound the same.

Fortunately, I have at home the one and only harmonica produced by this factory last year. So, I have been asked, and I am very proud, to step in and do what the Harmonica Philarmonic Orchestra cannot do.

Happy New Year to one and all.


  1. WELL NOW, Victor! Here I was getting ready to cover my ears for fear of another concert such as your singing and WOW---YOU DID IT! Very nice, My Friend, very nice indeed!
    A Blessed New Year to you!

    1. I have been practicing the harmonica for some time, Lulu. I graduated from the paper and comb. People often ask me to play far away. The further the better.

      Another lovely sound here tomorrow - quite a surprise.

      A Splendid New Year to you and yours. God bless.

  2. Harmonica or no, happy new year to you, Victor!

    Thanks for spreading joy and cheer wherever you land ...

    1. At least it sounds better than the paper and comb ... unless you prefer me to record it again with them!

      Happy New Year Linda. God bless.

  3. Beautiful job, my friend! So glad you could step in and save the day! LOL! Happy New Year to you and yours!

    1. Thank you Cheryl,

      Best wishes to you and your family for the New Year.

      God bless.

  4. Vic, I haven't read here in a long time but I have some serious stresses in my life and came here to let your humorous stories relax my mind. I'll be reading everything back a long ways over the coming while. Thank you for all your writing.

    1. My dear Debbie,

      How truely wonderful it is to see you visiting me here again. Thank you. Thank you so much.

      Please return again soon and leave a comment to let you know you're here. I am praying that you are well and that the good Lord looks after you always.

      Wishing you a wonderful New Year to you and yours. God bless.

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    1. It took a lot of practice Manny.

      God bless you always.



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