Rochelle is the host of the most lovely Friday Fictioneers.
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was born in March 1810, in Poland. In 1830, he left Poland for Paris. In 1848, this once proud Pleyel adorned Chopin’s conservatory there. Chopin called it “his own” and polished its keys as if it were a lover. From France, it traveled to London, then to Scotland, to Mrs. Trotter’s parlor out on the farm. Lindsay, her granddaughter, played, “Mary’s Little Lamb” on it. Lindsay died from croup in 1981, after which the Pleyel started a transient’s journey. Here, 2019, is where it sits today.