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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Well, I wish I had time to go listen and view — I will have to do that when I get home from the beach! I just wanted to stop in to see my favorites before I head out for the week… You and coffee just GO together! What will I do for a whole week without the you part? I will miss you! See ya next weekend! (((Hugs)))

  2. So, are the people with the traditional brass trumpets the cool ones, or the guys with the white trumpets? I see which side OC is on, but that doesn’t entirely answer the question.

  3. I was once engaged to a trumpet man…still like to hear a trumpet though.

    The flowers in the post below are beautiful! I envy you the greenery you have there!

  4. So OC was the trumpet player on your wordless Wednesday the other day. Wish him a great concert and you a special time to enjoy the music while you are snapping pics.

    I’ll email you about the other post.

  5. When I was in elementary school I wanted to be in the band and play a trumpet. My family couldn’t afford an instrument and you didn’t rent back then.
    Can hardly wait to see the pics!

  6. We even had a trumpet player at our wedding…that’s how much we like ’em. I’ll bet it’s fabulous when they’re all playing together.

  7. ooooohhhhh….preetttyyyyyy….

    As soon as I get my page fixed, I will post again. I think it shut down because it was tired of listening to me rant and rave.

  8. Melli — have fun! Take pictures. Hurry back!

    Mumma — it is called, “Aloha Wear.” They do occasionally have concerts that call for more formal attire, but not outside at noon om a Hawaii summer day!

    Doug — in this band seating means little to nothing. There are a couple of pros in the band and they usually both play the first chair parts. OC usually plays second chair parts, but has played any and all positions. It depends on how many horns are needed.

    Cindy — stay tuned for video.

    Amber — yes. I forget that new people come in and may have missed bits of pieces of my personal history, so they may not understand the context of my posts.

    Carletta — too bad you didn’t know my family! I wanted piano lessons, but was made to play the cornet because my mother played and we already owned the instrument.

    Shelly — I think so.

    Juliana — you were right. Video to follow.

    Dr. John — of course they were! I know I’m partial, but that doesn’t make me unreliable.

    Betty — you’ll need to come back for a more recent tune.

    Karen — all 257?

    Robert — yup, and I know why they call it break. I’ll have to go back to work to get some rest!

    Lori — your page died? Oh dear.

    tlp — sometimes.

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