Friday, January 24, 2014

Wish Book

I found this memory book at an estate sale last Saturday.  It was $1.50 and seemed worth saving.  It was made especially for students of Froebel School for the class year of 1947/48.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Teaching your Parakeet to Talk

I found this record at an estate sale yesterday.  I like to pick up odd records like this just out of curiosity.  It's a 78 record which most likely places it pre-1950's.

It features repetitive phrases which theoretically when played in the presence of your parakeet would teach him to mimic the words (or drive him mad).  I wonder how many lonely men just played this record solely for companionship -- no bird required.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hey Bing!

I bought this record at an estate sale today.  It was $1 and I think you'll agree it was worth every penny (or at least most of them).

As you might guess, "Hey Jude/Hey Bing" features Bing Crosby's cover of The Beatles' "Hey Jude".  It's actually not too terrible of a cover, although Bing goes into a little Drummer Boy "pom pom pom pom" during the "Na, na, na, na" part.  I wonder if he had a Shatner moment: "I don't say 'Na', I say 'Pom.'  And of course, Bing's crooning is smoother and more laid back than Paul's raspy take on the song.  The record was still sealed, so it was in excellent condition, although it strangely didn't have an inner sleeve.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

What was on TV January 7th through 13th, 1978

The holidays are officially over and with snow piled a foot outside my door what else is there to do but take another trip down TV memory lane.  This week it's January 1978 featuring the Happy Days gang.

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