|The first shows I listened to were George Burns and Gracie Allen shows. Maxwell House Coffee were their sponsors.|
|Then I had to give Our Miss Brooks a listen because I played Miss Brooks in a high school play back in '92. (Yes, I was in the drama club and had two lead roles. I can't believe it either, and I could NEVER stand up there and do it now).|
|A woman from the 1930's tuning in her radio. If I had lived in the 30's or 40's I probably would've had a radio.|
I know I mention 50's gal a lot but I'll never forget one of her blog entries where she showed two photos (I wish I could find the entry, I'd link you to it). One photo was of a family going on a picnic, child on dad's shoulders, picnic basket in hand. The other was of a family of four, all sitting on the same huge sofa, but all doing different things. They were together, but not listening to each other, not talking to each other. Mom had a laptop, dad was on his phone, sister was listening to an ipod and brother was playing nintendo DS. She said something about how we've gone from one way of living to the other, And whether or not it worth it?"
I hope I'm not ruffling anyone's feathers, and I'm not saying that I don't like technology, I do. I love my ipod and my laptop and I do watch a little TV, but I think it is easy to let those things come between us and what's going on around us. Sometimes it's okay to shut it all off for a bit, I think our brains appreciate a little quiet time once in awhile.
Anyways, I got a little off-track there. It seems sometimes I get going and don't want to stop until my thought is out of my head lol. On to happier things.
One of my goals is to find a cute little 'ole radio for my kitchen. Even better, a reproduction that I could hook my ipod to and have my oldies and old radio programs coming through what looks to be an antique radio.
|This little radio was in The 'Ole Malt shop in Garrison ND. I think it's a reproduction with CD player by Memorex. Cute!|
|Here's a Crosley AM/FM CD player with alarm for about 100$--a little out of my price range, but still pretty cool I think!|