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Here I am in 1983 in what then was called the "bar" at the Wawona Hotel. This was my first year on the job; I started on May 25th. Note those back braces shown in the previous picture are still on the pedal lyre. It was here that the piano sat from 1968 to 1984, played on by casual passers-by, guests, amateurs, professionals; Dudley Kendall, the dining-room manager, played on it fairly regularly in 1968. I once met a lady who worked in some other job at Wawona, but played the piano for tips and meals for a time. Bob Bradford and other ragtime piano players from Los Angeles would often drop in and jam. Finally the upper management of the Yosemite Park & Curry Co. decided it was time to employ a full-time professional musician, and I got the job.