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Violin buried in World War I, dug up to be played in Knoxville
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KindaScratchy
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December 16, 2016 - 8:48 pm
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - They say a violin plays better with age. If that's true, this one has had 100 years to fine tune perfection.

This isn't just a story about an instrument, it's a story about survival; the strings that hold families together and the grip it has on hope.

In 1915, a French craftsman built this violin, but the fate of his finest creation was in the crushing grip of World War One.

Read more...

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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BillyG
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December 17, 2016 - 1:05 am
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Ha ! Great story Diane !

Wonder where The Traveler will be come 100 years ?

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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How neat! What a great story 🙂

I agree, would be neat to know where the Traveler will end up 100 years from now. 

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I truly enjoyed this story.  It was quite lovely.  I was moved by the emotion in the video when the man was telling the story of his mom. 

Thanks for the post Diane.

@cdennyb I think you'll enjoy this one.

I too often wonder where the Travelling violin will end up.  I hope that it will travel forever, I hope I am around for at  least the next 50 years to see it in the hands of some of our next generation violinists.

Cheers... it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Toni

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