Making Music Together

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 30, 2002

When Kathryn Tucker Windham was a child, there were no video games, malls or the Internet. Families spent more time together then than they do now.

One of the things her family did was take a piece of wax paper, wrap it around a comb, hold it to their lips and hum.

She took those memories and suggested that people in Selma come together and make music. And they have.

The third comb concert will be held in front of the Selma-Dallas County Public Library on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The turnout for the first two concerts was around 100 people. Windham said that she hopes to see around 500. There are enough combs for 1,000.

Windham said it doesn’t matter what key people played in.

The goal is to just finish together.

Gordon Welch of First Baptist Church will once again be directing the music.

Windham said it touched her heart to see all sorts of people playing together at the past few concerts: black and white, young and old, all playing the comb.