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Just to lighten things up: A piano in the woods

I never pass up a news story about pianos. Pianos, to me, are seductive. Though I am quite a mediocre pianist, I can’t pass a keyboard of 88 whites and blacks without touching the keys and wondering if I might play a bit. So this story of musical pranksters inviting hikers to tickle the ivories also tickled my funny bone.

Mystery piano in woods perplexes police

(CNN) — Was it a theft? A prank? A roundabout effort to bring some holiday cheer to the police? Authorities in Harwich, Massachusetts, are probing the mysterious appearance of a piano, in good working condition, in the middle of the woods.

A police officer examines an oddly placed piano in the woods of Harwich, Massachusetts.

Discovered by a woman who was walking a trail, the Baldwin Acrosonic piano, model number 987, is intact — and, apparently, in tune.

Sgt. Adam Hutton of the Harwich Police Department said information has been broadcast to all the other police departments in the Cape Cod area in hopes of drumming up a clue, however minor it may be.

But so far, the investigation is flat.

Also of note: Near the mystery piano — serial number 733746 — was a bench, positioned as though someone was about to play.

Did you notice they say it was in tune? Surprising the police would even be able to tell.


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