I know we’re still getting to know each other HHF (Helen’s Hankering Friend) and today I’m going to reveal a big part of what made Helen, Helen. Way back in the 5th grade I had to choose an instrument to play in middle school. The week before I had to choose, a gentleman in my church played a cello solo and I knew right then and there that the cello was for me. My mom was worried that I was going to be playing such a big instrument and asked if the flute would be a better choice, but my mind was made up. Over 30 years later, Charlie and I are still making music and I love sitting down and hearing his beautiful low majestic notes. Yes, my cello is named Charlie. I figured if Yo-Yo Ma named his $2.5 million Montagnana cello Petunia, I could name mine too.