Let’s Polka in the Palo Alto Weekly

The Saccheri FamilyWe often link to profiles of accordionists in newspapers around the globe, but today we’re linking to something a bit closer to home. In our own house, actually. This weekend’s issue of the Palo Alto Weekly has a very flattering cover story on our family and how accordion music brought Anna and I together (and inspired this site):

“Fast forward to 2003… A girl named Anna messaged Saccheri on Friendster. She said she liked accordions too, that she’d been playing since high school. After exchanging a few e-mails, the couple started dating. The end of the story is the stuff of fairy tales: They’re now living happily ever after in accordion-playing bliss with their 6-month-old daughter Sarah in a little house near the Stanford campus.”

Thanks to Jill Kimball, Marjan Sadoughi, Karla Kane, and everyone else at the Weekly for the excellent article!


  1. Hey Chris!

    So Sarah has hit 6 months…and you still have some energy to post items here….
    You’re a better man than I was Gunga Din :P

    Glad to see the accordion means so much to both of you :)

  2. How nice to read a bit about you both.

    All the best,

  3. Thanks Steve and Ivan!