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About us

Hi,
Welcome to our about us page.
We have been married for 36 years and have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren.

We have a 13 year old Cairn Terrier named Sarah. We also share our life with Lilly Rose a 10 year old Moluccan Cockatoo. To round out the menagerie we have a 55 gallon fish tank stock full of Parrot Fish and Rainbow Fish.

We have been performing together and teaching Old Time, Blues, Folk and Swing music since soon after we married. We have also been selling music related items at music festivals for many years.

In 2000, Trisha's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. By 2001 at the age of 80 she was no longer able to care for herself. We really didn't want to put her in a nursing home so we made some life changes so that we could have her with us and be home most of the time. One of those changes was to start our online businesses StrumHollow.com and SmilingYak.com.

We decided we should design items that celebrated our 2 great loves music and animals. Over the years, as we have created many great items for music and animal lovers.

We have been so blessed to do work we enjoy and also be able to take care of our family.