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Things from the past, new & old!


Many of us 50+ remember fondly the wonderful sound of the round…and round…and round of the record player.  Amazing how a flat piece of black or colored plastic, be it 33 1/3 rpm or 45 rpm, could emit the sounds of your favorite band, ready for you to play over and over and over again.  You could listen to your heart’s content, sitting in front of the phonograph, right in front of the speakers, letting each sound penetrate your being, and letting each word etch itself on your memory.  This has happened to us during the 1950s, 1960s,1970s, and 1980s.  Little did we know that decades later, a few notes of that song would bring up memory files long forgotten.

That is the power of music memory….transports you back to another place in time….sometimes you can even smell the fragrance of the area you were in, the person you were with, the food you were eating….amazing!

Music is such a part of our daily lives, and even more so today.  We awake to a song we have set on our alarm.  We play music while getting ready for work, while driving to work, while at work, while driving home, and on whatever source of entertainment we choose for the evening, music is most likely present.  Some mothers hum music to get their babies to sleep.  Others play music to help keep them from waking.  We celebrate with music.  We grieve with music.  We laugh and we cry with music.  We praise with music.  We dance with music.

What would the world be like without this precious gift that has been given to us?  It has been said that “Music is the language of the Soul”.  This is so true.  Sometimes, when words are not enough, music helps to communicate the very thought.

Just a few thoughts on music today.  I definitely have many more, but no time now to write.  Maybe another time.

If you are interested in vinyl records and trips down memory lane, we have many vinyl records in our store at Read2Learn Books.

Here is a link to our vinyl records in the store

Hope that maybe you find something to bring up a sweet memory.

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