The Story of George

by Sheila Leverson

The Story of GeorgeHow shall I describe George? He is warm and wonderful, charming but not too overbearing, with a beautiful bass voice that is not to be outdone by the singing sostenuto of his tenor and treble. He was born in New York City around 1910 or 1912 — no one knows precisely when. At about the time the Titanic was sinking and the Girl Scouts were forming, the George Steck Company produced my George in what was the golden era of the American piano. (Thomas Edison owned a George Steck, on which his wife and daughters all played.) More …