Palm Desert resident chases one last dream before his time runs out

Palm Desert — For Arne Ljunggren of Palm Desert, learning to play the piano was a dream that simply would not go away.

When he hit the jackpot in 1987 on slot machines in Las Vegas, he spent $2,500 of his winnings to buy a mellow-sounding, ivory-colored Kohler & Campbell upright piano. For the past 25 years, the piano sat in his living room where Ljunggren poked at the keys.

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