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At 106, Carl Langkammerer is Looking to Steal a Kiss by Dick Cooper

Carl Langkammerer’s hooded blue eyes sparkle as he plays a jazzy rendition of “Till There Was You” on his piano in the l iving room of hi s son’s home overlooking the Wye River. His fingers move quickly across the keyboard with the ease of a long-practiced skill. He started playing the piano when he was 20. That means he has practiced

his musical skills for 86 years. “My wife didn’t like sloppy jazz,” he says with a grin. “But she had to live with it.” Langkammerer, who retired af t er m or e t han 6 0 y e a rs a s a DuPont Company chemist and translator, has become a central figure in the lives of the Sportsman’s Hall community and others along Bennett Point Road in

Carl at home with his piano. 41

Tidewater Times July 2011  

July 2011 Tidewater Times

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