Guitar Man's first instrument is the accordion. Yes- you read that right. He has a strong distaste for the instrument of his youth. It's heavy, physically difficult to play and it brings back bad memories. But, every once in a while, he pulls it out and plays at a family gathering and immediately the mood is lifted. He even played at my sister's wedding. He played a special polka version of Hey Jude by the Beatles. Anyway, twice a year, he's asked by the local retirement home to play some oldies. He never refuses even though he doesn't want to do it. I don't brag on Guitar Man much, but he is great with senior citizens. He knows their music and cultural references of their youth. They love him. This is a sacrifice for him. He does it with style and grace and I am so proud of him.