Margaret Korb, A Special Thank-You
before I acquired MK-I #124 “Julia”, and long before I met my “better
half” Mali, there was another MK in my life. My dear mother Margaret Korb.
seen it all, from my earliest years, thru school, hobbies, cars,
girlfriends, and of course, my music and Mellotrons. Thumbing-thru
family photos from long ago, I realize how quickly those decades of my
life have passed.
fashion, I tenderly looked-thru ancient photo albums of my parents, a
wonderfully documented chronicle going way back to the 1920’s. As Mom
began to experience the onset of memory-loss, I was there to help
preserve and remember those times gone-by.
one briefly commit to writing, a tribute of gratitude to my folks for my
very existence? They were there to guide me, support and disapprove
alike, all aspects of my past and even present years. For this reason, I
decided that Mom must be a part of a MONEYPIT unveiling & gathering.
skills at woodworking/restoration were the result of patiently watching
my father in his garage-workshop, and learning. Years later, my own
electronics interests added to those talents . Result was every
Mellotron restoration project documented in Ken’s MONEYPIT series. I’m
sure my dad would have highly approved of my work in the 24 years since
he left us.
here it is. I am eternally grateful for the life-path you/Dad have
guided me along. I would not be the person I am today, if not for you.
And I will cherish every moment we still have together, until the final
days, and smile in fond remembrance.
long-ago holiday gatherings, Xmas gifts, birthday parties, the Lake
Hopatcong Years, science-fair experiments in the basement, educational
vacation-trips, schooling thru college, Mellotron music and much much
My Love, your son Jerry