Woman reunited with violin she left on T
BOSTON -- A professor at the Berklee College of Music is singing the MBTA’s praises after being reunited with a violin she left on a bus.
Valerie Taylor left the violin on the T during a trip that wound through places like Government Center, Park Street and Harvard Square.
Taylor said she had been playing the violin for 41 years.
“This is not a million dollar baby. It's a factory fiddle vintage 1968. But it’s been good enough to take me thorough public school music and various musical explorations,” said Taylor.
It may be not be worth much money, but to the music professor and community orchestra conductor, it’s priceless.
“It's like leaving a leg behind. Imagine doing that and spending a day not realizing you left your leg on the trolley,” Taylor said.
Luckily, a MBTA driver found the instrument at Watertown Square and returned it. From there, a supervisor personally kept watch until Taylor reclaimed it.
Taylor wrote a note of a gratitude to the MBTA.
“I hope that copies reach every person involved in the rescue mission,” she wrote.
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