....and play some records?? Guess what I got for mothers day??
We have had so much fun listening to my family's old record collection. They have brought back so many memories and some old and different music for my boys ears. The stories behind the albums, and how we used to ponder over the lyrics to the songs while the music was playing. When we were kids my sister Gabby and I, and a few girls from our neighbourhood, used to stand on our front concrete door step, it was a perfect stage, with music pouring out the downstairs window we would mime and dance to our ABBA records. Fighting over who would be Agnetha the beautiful blonde, we thought that people driving by actually thought we were singing. I was so looking forward to playing those records again, when I discovered that there was only one ABBA record in the collection and it had a large chip out of it too! Any idea where the other one's are Gabby?? Nevertheless I was so glad to hear my old Beatles Ballads again, it had been a long time since I heard it last. When Donald put on the music from Swan Lake I burst into tears, so many memories.......sentimental fool that I am.
The boys enjoyed listening to the Star Wars theme by John Williams, standing around reading the Album cover and humming along to the music. They found Sparky's Magic Piano a bit painful though and refused listening to the other side, Sparky and the talking train.
I think I woke up to Trumpet a GoGo this morning. Donald has taken to the record player as much as I have, I think he's out scouring old record shops right now looking for some of his own family memories. Maybe we'll introduce the boys to a bit of Roger Whittaker this afternoon, one of my dad's old favourites, alongside West Side Story and a bit of Chad Morgan's The Sheik from Scrubby Creek.
Oooowwr, Ooooowwr, Oowr Oowr Oowr Oooowwr........ You get the picture Jan and Gabby! At least I know a good punishment for the boys when they misbehave, I can't wait for that day.
What are some of your favourite old records?