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3V1230.01 Xylopipes and letters (6/5/81)

The Xylopipes were set up on the piano bench — an inconvenient place but a flat surface of approximately the right size. Ages ago, I had put letter labels on the pipes as I did also on the piano keys. Today Peggy banged on the pipes with no apparent recognition of their natural sequence — but as she did so, she recited the letters. The song was about Mary (who had a little lamb), sung while she looked at a picture in the Christmas Carol book of a different Mary with Jesus. Peggy later referred to that picture as the one with “The father of all the animals.” thinking she might refer to the bearded Joseph, I asked her to show me. Peggy located the picture and pointed to a large ox.

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