Friday, January 25, 2013


I have had my Father's Victrola for the past 20 years.   It was his prized possession.
It has been sitting in my basement since I moved into this house 5 years ago, and recently I have been making a concerted effort to clean out.  My next move will be somewhere smaller and this definitely wouldn't make that move.   I didn't want to sell it on Craigslist.   I wanted to find it a good home.
I sent a note out to our local museum offering to donate it.  It is in excellent condition and working order.  
Timing is everything.   I got a note back "we feel that it would be a wonderful addition to our museum.  We are acquiring a new (to us) building that we are planning to interpret as World War 1.  The gramophone would be a wonderful piece in that building.  Having it playing during tours would add another dimension to our interpretation."
There were four albums of 78s.   The first record I opened up to was "If you were the only girl in the world and I was the only boy" ...that is the perfect time frame.
The museum people just picked it up this morning.   I think my Dad would be happy it was going to it's new home.

1 comment:

  1. What a thoughtful thing to do! I'm sure it will be admired by many.