Mac & Mac's Pick: Grandma Drummer

By WEEK Producer

July 23, 2013 Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM CDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Ok, so a woman walks into a drum store....
How many jokes do you know that start just that way?

This, however, is no joke.

A woman named Mary did walk into the Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, sat down and began playing the drums like a professional.

She then left, only telling the staff her name was Mary.

The drumshop owner put the video on Mary on You-Tube and it went viral.

That brought Mary Hvizda back to the drumshop.

It turns out Mary had been a drummer in her youth in rock, country and western groups.

She even gained a little fame playing for one of La Crosse's first all-female rock bands.

So, in part, because of all the publicity she brought the shop, Mary was given an electric drum set to practice with.

She was told she can return any time to practice at the shop.

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