Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Theme Day: Numbers

Today, August 1, 2012, is Theme Day across the CDP(citydailyphoto) community. My choice today is the 45 rpm record. The 7 inch disk was introduced in 1949 by RCA and took this country by storm. Thanks to Elvis and the Beatles they were everywhere. My claim to fame? I never bought or owned one, but thanks to many of the girls I hung with, I listened often. But I digress. Enlarge this photo and you'll get a treat. Yes! It's that popular song that we all danced to "Horenka, Horenka Hora"! Not really, but there is a story. Elenka's mom and dad are Slovak, and when she was recently visiting them in Florida, her mom asked her about this particular song that Elenka had taught her, after a trip to Czechoslovakia when she was but a lass of 16. Her mom told her that sometimes, when she can't sleep at night, she sings this tune, but she didn't know all the words. Elenka found it online and wrote down all the verses for her. They sang it together. Now, here's where this story gets interesting. When Elenka returned last week, we were talking and I mentioned that this month's photo theme was 'numbers'.
"What would be a different photo?" I asked.
She said, "how about a 45 record?"
"Do we have one in the house?" I said.
"Yes", she answered, "in the cabinet, I think."
She walked over to it, opened it and there it was. This record! She had no idea she even had it! Might this be an episode of the Twilight Zone?
Serendipitous or what?

18 comments:

  1. Further proof that, yes indeed, I LIVE in the twilight zone.

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  2. j'avoue que je suis nostalgique des 45 et 33 tours, je les prefere au CD, heureusement qu'il me reste plein de vieux 33 tours de Jazz

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  3. Oooh, cue spooky music here: . . .

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  4. Terrific coincidence and wonderful anecdote connecting the serendipitous moment to CDP!!

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  5. Oh, I remember 45's very well and those little plastic discs in the center so they would play on a standard record player. What blast from the past!

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  6. ohhhh spooky! and i love this entry!

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  7. Wow! A stroll down memory lane!

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  8. That is a little scary! I had a lot of those 45's when I was a teenager.

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  9. I can't believe you never owned a 45 ever Birdman, what about an LP..surely!! Great choice for today.

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  10. 45's were ubiquitous. But maybe not in Maine. And if you didn't play 45's, what were you playing? House? Doctor? Hmm...

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  11. Good story, though a bit hard to believe. Unless of course you subconsciously remembered the '45 record was in the cabinet and that triggered the whole exchange about the lyrics. Who knows. This story reminds me of the Dick Van Dyke episode about the Twilo Zone? Did you ever see that one?

    BTW, I've inadvertently left messages signed in under my real name too. I think they call it alzheimers, or CRS, or something like that, I forget.

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  12. Twilight zone for sure. I can't believe that you never had a 45!!

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  13. May the force be with you -- barbara

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  14. I used to have a great collection of 45s. I love the clarity of CDs but there is something to be said about the sound of the 45s.

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  15. A good story. Long forgotten memories are going through my mind.

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  16. Great episode or even better real life story!

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  17. Very creative choice for the theme day! :)

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