She roller skated through Salt Lake City. It was a great way to get to her piano lessons.
"Thank you, my cherished family and friends for being part of my life. Thank you for sharing love and service, especially now that I’m nearly deaf, with blotched vision and increasing arthritis pain, I’m grateful for all that you do for me.
I’m grateful to be a “child of God” and I thank our Heavenly Father for countless blessings… for promptings of the Holy Ghost at crucial times… for my testimony of the gospel and the Book of Mormon.
Music has always been part of my life. I was five years old when I began to play the piano, and fifteen when I was asked to teach others to play. Except for time out for graduate school in New York City and then as a missionary in Northern California, I’ve never stopped teaching. Even then, music was a major part of life.
At my age now, to have a calling as Primary Pianist is a blessing and a privilege. Primary music is a best-kept secret. The songs teach of Heavenly Father’s love for us… of our Savior’s exemplary life and atoning sacrifice… of covenants we should make, of keeping commandments… of preparing for eternal life through love and service now. But, it is when these messages are encapsulated in melody that they last forever in a magical way."
~Edith Carlquist Reed, for her 100th birthday celebration