Best of the Collection
I spent a little time today, enjoying what's left of the old Meyer Family children's record collection.
Burl Ives and Harry Belafonte... Puff the Magic Dragon and Teddy Bears On Parade!
At age 6, I wasn't allowed to put the big albums on the Hi-Fi console in the living room.
But in the family room, surrounded by comfy furniture and knotty pine walls, the kids' record player was open to all. 15 years ago, we bought this vintage style "Crosely" so our kids could have the fun of putting the needle on the spinning 45.
Today, I played some of my old favorites and marveled at how the needle could find any music on those poor, abused disks. Memories returned as I listened.
Then I put on some albums purchased recently at the Goodwill. Sadly Gregory Peck's "Lullaby at Christmas" and the sluggish "Calypso Christmas" made me yawn like a bored 6 year old.
Kids appreciate the familiar. I went back to "Puff the Magic Dragon".