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    Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
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    April 28, 2011


    Virginia Gaines

    Hello--I am one of two remaining direct descendants of the Blum family, and I created the web page for Blum cowbells. Actually our family factory was not the only cowbell factory in the United States at any point. The Sargent Company located in the northeastern United States was also in existence at the same time. I don't have a lot of information on that factory. It is true that Blum cowbells were considered the best, with the best tone, as many letters sent to my father and mother at the time of his retirement attest. As for the way you can recognize a Blum bell without a label--the shoulders of the bell where there are the two points with rivets is one way, but other bells had similar construction. Please look at the website for Blum cowbells for more information. The site address is:http://www.collinsvillelibrary.org/cowbells/
    Thanks for your interest--Virginia Blum Gaines, vbgaines@Q.com


    Thanks Virginia, I actually met you when the Blum house was given to the library. I was a library trustee at that time and enjoyed being in the house and working on the updates.

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