Marjorie Greenberger sits amongst magnolia blossoms which have fallen onto her backyard in Squirrel Hill.
She called me to take a look at her garden and although I'm way too busy to make house calls, I had an hour after Pittsburgh Today Live to swing by and take a look. I just couldn't say no to that voice over the telephone.
I would call the meeting both cordial and contentious. She wanted to know what I would plant in her garden, I wanted to know what she loved to plant in her garden. I gave her plenty of suggestions and she offered up some plants she enjoyed and we put a quick plan together as she dutifully took notes.
She offered me money, which I could never accept, but she had a beautiful flowered door mat which she insisted I take as a gift.
As the hour wound down and I was anxious to get on to the next job of the day she sat down at the piano and told a story.
Her granddaughter Emma needed a medical miracle at birth to survive. Luckily between the five doctors who treated her, she not only survived but has thrived and is now an active teenager.
Marjorie has played the piano since she was seven, and although she was reluctant to give her age, lets just say she's been a musician for a long time.
For all those years of playing though, she never wrote a song until she thought of Emma and her struggles.
As I sat there recording what she played on my iPhone, I could hear the love come across in each note.
Marjorie Greenberger is a dancer, musician, active in the community but on this day she was simply a proud grandmother letting her fingers express her feelings.
Here's 'Emma's Theme'-