Typewritten words; 8 tracks and Old LPs
by DebraThomas
 Everyone Has a Story to Tell
Jul 26, 2011 | 1079 views |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

In some of the things that my mother has saved through the years, one of the favorite things I recently discovered was an old typewriter. Must have been one of the first electric typewriters, and with its heavy weight and large keypad, I still love it. Seems so strange to me that it wasnt that many years ago that I was clicking the keys and trying to keep from making a mistake because that called for a piece of correction tape or a liquid correction fluid. The feel of carbon and the second page that it created, well it was wonderful. Took me back in time to touch those big metal keys again, and then I came across some old LP's. Yep, they were my pride and joy. When I took my first job at the age of 15, I would save my money and buy my "school clothes and church clothes" and would spend the rest on music. I had the Carpenters; Theme from Love Story, and so many more. They were constant companions and friends, along with Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy. The scratching noise that a record makes is still sweet to listen to when I hear one of them played on the local AM radio station.  Then, those LPs got moved to the back of the closet and the newest thing took over, 8 Tracks.  I can remember when I would borrow and listen to a friends 8 track tapes, he had a much better collection than I did, so I would borrow his, and I loved the Letterment and the Carpenters (again) and Elvis and all the greats.  They just dont make music like that anymore. Well, maybe they do, but it doesnt sound the same as when the button was pushed on the 8 track player, you could hear it switch tracks and then if for some reason it would stick, the obvious cleaner to use was a cotton swab and some alcohol.  Yep, loved the music, loved the era and loved the old 8 tracks.  So now that we have computers, laptops, IPhones, and Apps and all that jazz, well I am lost. I have no idea how to even use all of the little things that show up on my cell phone, and its so old its now out of date too. Wonder if that means I am out of date or if what goes around comes around, does that mean that music, typewriters and archaic cell phones will come back into style. For that matter, will folks like me that love the old things come back into style? I hope so, cause at my age, I am still waiting to fit in somewhere......

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