|John Wayne in "The Cowboys" (1972)|
|There it was just behind a rope at the Country Music|
Hall of Fame... and it needed to be played!
|One of several John Wayne hats from The Cowboys|
|A concertina--64 keys aren't enough to play the version|
of As Time Goes By used in the movie. It takes 88 keys.
I've met many more strangers since then that have quickly become friends--because of a ring, or a lapel pin, or an emblem on a car bumper. But that was my first experience. I'll never forget that personal tour by a Brother Master Mason who had worked on a lot of the sets when so many of my favorite movies had been made. The stories he shared as we walked around the museum were unbelievable! You just never know where you might meet a Brother. It changes the way you see the world.
~Todd E. Creason
Originally published 6/30/12