“My mother, a master teller of tales, often told the story of her piano. It was her story that inspired this book: ‘It was Christmas 1903, and my daddy assured me that a big surprise was on its way. It came A piano I couldn’t wait to start my lessons. Unfortunately, when I realized how much I had to practice in order to play, my enthusiasm waned. However, I can play “Glowworm” when urged to do so.'” Rose-Mary Rumbley, a Dallas native, holds a Ph.D. in communications from the University of North Texas and is in great demand as a speaker. However, she will play “Rustle of Spring” on the piano when urged to do so.