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"My mother's childhood piano"

shipping from Cullowhee, North Carolina Denver, Colorado for $572.39

5/2/2009
$572.39
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Denver, Colorado
1459 mi.

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Music was an important part of my mother's life, from the time she was a little girl, growing up in Bristol, Virginia in the 1950s. Her family would go to church several times a week, where she would sing in the choir. At home, she learned to play piano on an upright, Whitney piano. She died in 2004. Four years later her husband, David, is moving out of their old house, and asked me to help him decide what to do with her old things. There, in the music room among piles of sheet music, various instruments and cases was her old piano! It's not in excellent condition, and it's not worth a lot of money, but it was important to her, and it's important to me. She taught me to play piano when I was young; I have memories of sitting at the piano bench with her while she showed me scales and simple songs to play. David didn't know what to do with the piano, and thought he might donate it to the music department at the nearby university, for them to either use or to sell. he didn't think the piano was worth what it would cost to move from North Carolina to Colorado, where I now live. I came to uShip to see if I could find someone to help me with this family treasure. I wanted someone who would treat with the care fitting a Steinway, but not the cost of moving one! I had never tried uShip before, but I liked the idea of having movers bid on my project. I found the "average price for this type of move" feature extremely valuable as a tool to evaluate bids. Just as my bidding period was ending I received a bid from Alex at BestMovingSolutions. It was a very reasonable price, within my range and below the average price. I checked his ratings and saw that he had nothing but positive feedback, so I accepted his bid. I'm so glad I did! My mother's piano arrived in perfect condition, a day faster than his estimate. The next time I have something to move, I am posting the project on uShip, and will be looking for Alex's company again!

- D'armond S.