Ruth Ann Melk
Ruth Ann Melk recalled the days when her husband’s father would design specialized tools for the repair of musical instruments, which her husband, Phil Jr, soon developed into a full time job and career. She said he was delighted to quit his day job as milk man and devote his time and energy into something he loved. In 1956, when Ruth Ann gave birth to their first child, a son Fred, they opened a small musical instrument repair shop. Over the years Ruth Ann learned flute repair but found her niche was talking to people and took over the front counter.
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