Sometime, somewhere down my memory’s paths
I see this beautiful old wooden furniture
standing in the bedroom of my grandparents home by the sea.
Two round knobs,
one lights a screen and the other
makes this vertical line move left or right on numbers.
Under the screen there’s a handle.
I pull it and I see a stack of records.
I pick one randomly,
The Beatles – Sun King
and put it on the turntable next to the stack.
I am 7.
I am happy.
Enjoy a beautiful Saturday
and New Moon!
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I love this song! (and your sun pic!)
Me too!!!!!!!!!! [the song]
I’ll be humming that song all afternoon – and don’t mind at all. Great tune.
I love the vintage record players and the memory of being very small and being trusted to carefully place the needle into the groove on the spinning record. Now that was an accomplishment.
Really nice poem!
Thanks for all the smiles
Ah ha ha… not exactly ‘trusted’… they found out years later!!!! 😉 But machines and I had a mutual understanding from the very beginning. Probably because they produced music and anything musical fascinated (still does) me! 😉
Thank you so much for your lovely words, and humming along (great tune indeed)…and lest we forget: LLP!!! 😉
Lol… I guess only the sun king knows…😂😇😀
Such a nice old beast! Brings back memories of sitting (too close) to our old wooden console CRT TV as a very young child. There’s a certain fascination with vintage analog gear. If I were to give your grandparents’ player a name, I’d call it Zosimos! (who has actually an Egyptian but who used Greek terms) 🙂
Old beast .. ha ha…. though it’s not the actual one, it was the closest I could find. Although I’m not into old stuff, I certainly miss the analog sound and mainly the time we took to listen and not browse through. Zosimos, 🤣 sounds fitting! 😄
I searched for my old TV too… and only found approximations… but I remember. 😊 As for ‘Zosimos,’ I’m no doubt projecting… do we ever not? I guess that’s the diff between clear sight and fantasy! 😁
Clear sight? …what clear sight?!!!!!!! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
This is wonderful.
Ah, thank you so much! 🙂🙏
Oh, those trips into memory: so welcome and yet so poignant.
They are, that’s true! Thank you for your visit and kind words! 🙂
Beautiful memory and very nice old stereo. Ah, to bring back the analog radio tuners.
Things were way simpler back then yet somewhat…fuller! 😉 Glad you enjoyed! 🙂 Have a great week ahead.
Ever see Woody Allen’s Radio Days?
Yes, I have! 🙂
One of his best, no?
What a fantabulous memory! And man, were those big-ass consoles something else, or what?
And, I didn’t know this song, either!
Yes they were! …and in this case the 45s inside it were a great bonus, with records like this one, or Brian Hyland – Sealed with a kiss, The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’ etc xoxoxoxo
Wonderful as well! Love those tunes!
The Sun King plus your memory of wood and sound in your grandparents house. Lovely.
Ah, thank you, Steven! Have a lovely Sunday! 🙂
Wonderful, M. Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, is it? This reminds me of the TV my grandparents had when I was a child. It was built into a tallish wooden cabinet with doors that you had to open up to see the screen. Allowed you to tastefully hide it away when not in use, I guess.
“…tastefully hide it” Ah ha ha… if only we could today!!!! No, it isn’t what it used to be, you’re right! Enjoy a wonderful Sunday!
I love this post Marina.. thanks for posting the beautiful Beatles song which I have always loved
Ah, thank you so much, Helen. I’m so happy you enjoyed it… and yes, to this day, I never seize to be amazed by the Beatles! 😉😘 Have a beautiful Sunday! 😘
I remember ancient console stereos that were giant pieces of furniture…. And a great song.
It was -as far as I remember- such a beautiful piece of furniture. Loved the white buttons which I think switched to different radio frequencies, and that lovely turntable.
beautiful console and beautiful memory.
This was the closest I could find in the web (with a bit of editing!) to the one I remember. Thank you, my friend. It was warm memory in a very cold day! Enjoy Sunday! 🙂
Wonderful memories. Love the description … and a Beatles song I didn’t know. 🙂
Ah, thank you, Frank! It was a sweet memory… Enjoy a beautiful Sunday! Yamas! 🍷
“Everybody’s laughing. Everybody’s happy”. Yes, those were the days, Marina. Love the Beatles. Thanks for posting this. xxhugsxx
Those were the days indeed, Sylvia… So happy you enjoyed this! Many many hugs to you! xoxoxoxoxo🤗🤗🤗
I can just picture it. And hear it. This also reminded me of Van Morrison‘s “In the Days Before Rock and Roll.”
Ah, yes!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
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AH….PICTURES THAT SPARK OUR THOUGHTS!
Thank you very much for the reblog! :-)🙏😊
brings me some memories…!
Happy ones I hope! 😉 A memory on a cold rainy day! 😉
I think so…
Reading this made me happy. I wanted to see you as a 7 year old girl.
Ah, glad it made you happy! 🙂