OLD MILL DULCIMER This dulcimer started off as a 2” wide and 4 ft. long piece of wood that was a scrap of wood left over after the 1830 mill in Memphis Michigan was torn down in 2015. Peggy grew up in that building with 9 siblings as Margaret Grace , she is now Peggy Guoin , her first husband was of French descent , she kept her husbands name because her children are Guoin’s and at work it would have been too hard to go from Guoin to Pettinato at any rate the fleur-de-lis is symbolic of France
a possum board this was a 2x12 1\2 inch wide and is designed to hold the dulcimer off of the lap so that the bottom can vibrate better it sits in 4 small points