My Life Story
I, Marjorie Ardell Redfield (Adameitz) was born on a farm northeast of Clarissa, Minnesota to Ruth M. Roe Redfield and Roy Russell Redfield on November 23, 1922. I attended schools thru eighth grade and high school at Browerville, Minnesota graduating from high school on May 31, 1940. I married Joseph Adamietz on July 29, 1952 at Sacred Heart Church in Staples, Minnesota. I entertained playing piano and organ for many years with many different dance bands starting in 1942. Also, I played piano bar for many years at Harold’s Bar in Brainerd, Minnesota. Also at other clubs such as Bar Harbor (in the Elbow Room) and at Club La Guyal in Baxter, Minnesota and other clubs such as Legion Clubs & Vets Club in Brainerd, Nisswa & Staples, Minnesota. In 1978 I started becoming a Winter Texas, going south to the Rio Grande Valley. I also entertained there at many clubs and at the lots of Mobile home Parks as a solo performer or with various dance bands. Because of my becoming disabled with arthritis, I was unable to walk and get around. I had to stop my entertaining in 2009. So, I had been entertaining for over 66 years and I loved every minute of all those years. I also did some teaching of music to many private students as well as classes out of music stores in Brainerd Minnesota and in McAllen, Texas. My motto through the years has been—“If you can sit on the bench—I can teach you to play.”
My surviving relatives are all my cousins (in Minnesota) as well as many nieces and nephews (from Marie Dukowitz-my husband’s sister). Many musical friends in Minnesota and Texas, who have entertained with me on so many occasions. My ex-husband has been deceased for many years and we never had any family. I have been so favored by God to be able to play most any tune either by ear or note in most any key. Thanks be to God!
I now reside in Mission, Texas where we have nice warm winters! My “little palace now is a 30’ travel trailer”, while I wait for my Good Lord to take me home!
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