Hatteberg's People - Felisa Ramos

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On Hatteberg’s People, she began her life in the Philippines, but years ago found her way to Wichta. Felisa Ramos retired from her work in Medical technology and pharmacy – but now has a new career…the piano. Now she is inspiring others to embark on their own musical careers.

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‘I feel I have a connection to God by playing the piano.”

Felisa Ramos has been playing the piano since she was six years old. Coming here to the U.S. to get her degree in medical technology in the 1960’s, she met her husband Ray. He has since passed away, but with three daughters and six grandchildren her life is busy.

“I’m really busier now than when I was working.”

Her love of music has always been part of her life, but it wasn’t until her retirement that she noticed people were taking notice of her.

“I can just sit down here and all my problems are gone.”

She pays at country clubs, at Chelsea’s, hotels and rest homes. As she does, she is inspiring others to rekindle their earlier musical spirits.

“And they get so excited about it, they asked me how they can go back to playing the piano. I say you don’t have to play hard music, just simple music can make you feel good.”

What also makes her feel good is spending time with grandchildren and on this day by looking at old pictures….

“I had three girls and they are all good to me, my son-in-laws are good to me and so are my grandchildren.”

When Felisa immigrated to this country in the 1960’s she had no intention of staying…but marriage, family and job offers took care of that. Now an American citizen, she says the people have been kind.

“One thing I learned about coming here is that there are so many good Americans.”

But her work now is her music and she has a CD out of her work….with two more in the works.

“I think I like people. Everybody I met you know I enjoy them and then when they like to play the piano and really enjoy that (laugh).

Felisa is warm and gentle in person and with her music, an irresistible musical personality is formed in faith and family.

“I’m blessed. That’s why I cannot thank go enough for blessing me!”

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