Today for Wednesday's Walk down memory lane I thought I would go back to my childhood and share some memories that I have concerning transistor radios. To many of you people in today's world this sounds odd, because today's kids listen to ipods and MP3 players etc. But when I was a youth and a teen we had little transistor radios.
I remember carrying that little radio with me everywhere. I took it with me when I went on walks, and took it into my room so I could listen to it while I did my homework. I laid it on the blanket with me out in the back yard while I was sunbathing...and I also took it with me to the beach when we would go, or to the park, and I even took it in the car so I could listen to it in the backseat when my mom was driving us somewhere.
When I would go to bed I would put it under my pillow so that my mom wouldn't know that I was still listening to it. She was always telling me to turn it off. I guess she thought Elvis Presley, and Ricky Nelson, and Dion, or the Beach Boys were not good role models or good influences on a young girl???? This was back in the late 50's and 60's.
And now in 2010, I am always looking at my grandkids with those earphones hanging from their ears and I find myself thinking they should turn that music off and visit with me...or join in the conversation when the family is together. And it suddenly dawns on me that I was the same way with my little transistor radio. At first I didn't have any earphones with it...but later on they made those, so I was no different than my grandkids....imagine that! I didn't get very good reception sometimes and I would have to pull up my little antenna...but today with technology the kids don't have that problem.
I had to chuckle at myself when this memory popped into my mind...and I thought that the more things change,...the more they stay the same. (:>) Kids in every generation are going to enjoy music.
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