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Making music: Family comes together over love of accordion
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Members of the Henry Blumer family sit in a circle as they practice their accordions ahead of the 100th anniversary of Cheese Days. Three generations of the family will join the group of more than 130 accordionists at Cheese Days in a performance of the Cheese Days song at about 12:55 p.m. Saturday at the Main Stage. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
By Emily Massingill For the Times MONROE - It brings a tear of joy to Henry Blumer's eye when he thinks back to Christmastime as a child. He remembers his mother Sadie playing the piano and his father Harold hopping on his concertino accordion. Music, it seems, has always surrounded his life.