Thursday, January 30, 2014

Everything Old is New Again

No, this is not our stereo, but yes we have a record player (actually 2) in our home!  We still love to listen to records and enjoy  finding them in thrift shops. We have even bought (using our 40% off coupons) frames at Hobby Lobby to display the album covers. I love records, having grown up with them in our home.  Now here's the funny part:  my tech-savvy middle child has asked for his own record player! I just love it. I think my Dad, a true stereophile, would love the fact that his grandchildren love music the way he did. Each of them like so many different kinds of things. DS1 listens to national anthems of other countries as well as American patriotic music. DS 2 likes popular music from the 60's; DD likes everything, particularly Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals!  
Do we take time to sit and listen to music anymore?  We can carry it with us in our ipods, ipads and smart phones--music really is more portable than ever. But, do we take the time to listen, to sit down together and listen to music?  Do we sit around the piano and sing songs?
As I have posted before, I am grateful to my parents and their eclectic musical tastes--because of them, I grew up hearing Peter, Paul and Mary, John Denver, Trini Lopez, Andy Williams, the New Christy Minstrels, and the great masters, Beethoven, Debussy and Bach. Momma and Daddy loved the pianist duo, Ferrante and Teicher, and the marvelous Roger Williams. 


  1. Growing up we had a stereo very similar to the one in the picture including an 8 track player. Thanks
    for your kind words today on my blog. You should really think about coming a teaching a history class for us at the Cooperative. Surprisingly Grace is not that big of a fan of King Arthur. He thought they were all crazy. lol.