Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Hello Dear Reader,
Musical talent seems to have skipped our family although we have many musical relatives and ancestors. One time, when Grandpa (Wes) Carter was singing a hymn in church with the congregation, the man whom he shared the hymn book with moved Wes’s thumb. Wes asked, “Why did you do that?” The man replied, “So I could see the note.” Grandpa was amazed. He had no idea that people read notes and sang them.

He was talented in a way, though, that I will always remember. He was a great whistler. He could whistle any tune—and it sounded beautiful. If he were to enter a whistling competition today I’m sure he would do very well. I have heard a few gifted whistlers in my life and Wes Carter rates right up there among the best of them.
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Jill said...

I have to agree. One of the things I remember vividly about Grandpa is what a good whistler he was.