Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
As Clark's bed was wheeled in we launched into Duke and Strayhorn's “Peanut Brittle Brigade” from their version of Tchaikovsky's “Nutcracker”. After playing, we each went over to his bed, introduced ourselves and said a little something about our pedigree and how much we appreciated his contributions to our personal development and to the music. He recognized each of us and responded to every salutation with some pithy comment of joyful appreciation.
In a city brimming with jazz sounds, Mr. Terry as a child fashioned a makeshift trumpet using household parts including a garden hose and lead piping. The contraption made such an offensive noise that neighbors put together a collection to buy a real trumpet from a pawnshop.
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