Hello All, The avatar pic is from a few years ago, I am now 70 and have become interested in the accordion again as a lot of people have, since the start of covid 19. I took lessons from about 11 - 15 or so and got away from the accordion by high school. When in the US Navy, our ship pulled into Augusta, Sicily in 1971. While walking through the town I happened to walk by a small music shop and noticed a beautiful red accordion inside. Of course, I had to go in to look at it and play it. And of course, I ended up buying it. Will try to post a pic of it, down in the engine room of the USS Wood County, LST 1178. With getting married, having a family, etc. I kinda got away from it again. I tried taking lessons about 5-7 years ago but was too busy to keep up with it. Now, with the covid going on, I have jumped back into it. I have been using online tutorials along with the sheet music and have made progress. Even got a small compliment from the wife. The accordion that I bought in Italy, needed a little work even though it sounded pretty good, I decided to upgrade to a Scandalli Air 1 S LMMH which is much nicer then what I need, but at this point in my life, Why not. I am enjoying playing it and am spending an hour or two a day on it. Still not very good at it, but I enjoy it. Would like to meet up with someone that may be close by. Might help, not many accordion players out there.