Thursday, October 30, 2008

Show and Tell

Do you know what this is? Do your kids? This is an old long playing 33-1/3 (microgroove) record. I don't have a record player to play it on but it is still a treasure to me.
It is a record of Peter and the Wolf by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The date on it is 1949, the year I was born. My Mom liked all kinds of music including classical. When my brother and I were sick we would get to listen to Peter and the Wolf. There is a different instrument for each character. Because it was saved for special times we thought we were very lucky to listen to this wonderful music. I'm not sure if Mom had that planned out or just figured we were a captive audience when we were sick! Listening also helped fill the time until Grandpa got off work and came over to make us some of his special eggnog.


My brother called me several years ago to tell me a radio station was playing Peter and the Wolf. I have also gone to summer concerts in our park to listen to this delightful music. It has been awhile so I think I need to see if I can find a CD. After all, I wouldn't want my Granddaughter to miss out on this special concert.
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11 comments:

Darla said...

That's a neat memory. Our youngest found a 45 and said, "Hey look! I found an old fashion CD."

ceekay said...

Yep...have some of my own in the garage. I still call everything a record...tapes, CDs, DVDs! My kids...they just shake their heads.

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

I remember those *U* My kids once tried o make a joke, and said, "ya, you probably listened to that on old recrds, huh?" and I did, much to their shock. Rascals!

Donna said...

I've got some of those oldies too!

Happy Halloween!

Carla said...

I had this record!!! (I still call CD's records too-my kids just smile and roll their eyes:) I think mine was newer, but I was one of "mine" that I could play to death. And I did! Thanks for this little trip down memory lane:)

LBP said...

Still have mine, and a record player! My 16 year old son and his friends had a blast this summer with my record player and 45's from the 1960's-1970's. Even though it did miff me a little when they called them "antiques"!

Linda

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love the old vinyl record albums. Last Christmas my hubby bought me a turntable so now I can play my old vinyl to heart's content. Peter & the wolf is fantastic.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Yep, my husband had quite a collection but he sold them to a used record store. Apparently their popular again. I'm going to check out that Sunday Saver site - thanks!

Manuela

Alice said...

Hey! I have a record player that still works! I still have some old 45s, and whatever the really big ones were called - lol! This is awesome - what great memories!

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Kathy said...

Loves it! What a great memory!
Kathy

Baby Vagabond said...

We had a cassette tape of that music that we played for the kids when they were little on longish car trips .... that and the Wizard of Oz. Boy, did it make car trips go faster!!