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?