Tear Catcher - During the American Civil War, soldiers on both sides often left their wives an ornate bottle in which to store their tears. If the man survived battle, the stored moisture was an indicator of his wife’s devotion and love. If he didn’t make it back, the bottle would be set in a place of honor.
Air by Bach - The "Air" was written by Johann Sebastian Bach as the 3. Suite for Orchestra (D-Major; BWV 1068) for his patron Prince Leopold of Anhalt some time between the years 1717 and 1723. The "Air on the G String" is an adaptation by August Wilhelmj of the Air and is played with the violin (& the piano originally). The Air on the G String was the very first work by Bach to be recorded. This was by the Russian cellist Aleksandr Verzhbilovich and an unknown pianist in 1902.