Thursday, May 9, 2013
Eileen Heckenbach Loved the Accordion 3
Perhaps this post should have been titled Eileen Heckenbach loved HER accordion. I don't know who Hal was, but he knew that Eileen was an aspiring, professional accordionist. So who was Eileen, and did she make it in the world of accordion professionals? Well, I ran Eileen and I got a couple of hits. Not much information and there wasn't anything about music in what I found. I don't even know if it was the same Eileen Heckenbach. For what it's worth, An Eileen Heckenbach was born in Chicago in 1923. That means that the dated photo of Anthony Galla-Rini from the first of these posts was inscribed when she was 17 years old. I also found an Eileen Heckenbach Retzke, the wife of Norbert Retzke. All three of the photos in this series had pin holes. I think Eileen had these photos up on her bedroom wall.