maxine's mad skills
i went by the senior living place last time i was home and my grandmother totally surprised me by sitting down at a piano and playing. i think it might have been heart and soul. now it wasn't artistry of the highest order, but i was really impressed. she's not been too well physically for quite some time, and unfortunately she's also slipped mentally due to a few strokes. but even overcoming all that wasn't what surprised me the most.
i never actually knew she'd ever played a piano! my grandma maxine is nearly as old as the number of keys on that piano, but she still has a few tricks up her sleeve.