Monday, December 12, 2011

ABC Wednesday
December 14th, 2011

V is the letter of the day.

V is for Victrola

When I was Very young we had a wind-up Victrola that lived downstairs next to my father's crystal radio.

When I was a little older we acquired a real radio, but we still went downstairs to wind up the Victrola, put on some old records and dance a bit.  The old Victrola was quite magical......

Now people read on Kindles, do amazing things with telephones, write blogs that the whole world can read, if they are so inclined, and I think how my mother would shake her head and say, 'My word, what next'!

For more V stories visit here at ABC Wednesday, with thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and her Very Versatile aides.


VioletSky said...

I saw some records in a music shop the other day (Xmas shopping, otherwise I never go in) and I was astounded at the price of them!

I've always liked the look of those needle arms with the little speaker.

photowannabe said...

We have an old Victrola from my in-laws. It worked with cylinders, even before records.
I now have a ton of records but nothing to play them on. Its such a shame.

Roger Owen Green said...

I did (RCA) Victor one or two rounds ago!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

EG Wow said...

Super! Great V-word!

Gigi Ann said...

I remember the Victrola. My neighbor had one, and it was so much fun as a youngster to wind it up and listen to the music.

Wanda said...

Oh that is such a classic picture. We never had a Victrola, but I do love to listen to music, and especially now with all the Christmas Carols.

chubskulit said...

Didn't know this one, thanks for sharing.

Please come and see the Voyage of the Mermaid. Happy holidays!

Gattina said...

I remember one standing in my Grandfather's room. I must have been 4 or 5 !

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I had a wind-up record player, and I always wanted what I called a "His Master's Voice dog"!
Wonderful post, Hildred.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tumblewords: said...

For sure! What changes we've seen. I have an old pay phone in the garage and the grandkids couldn't figure out what the rotary dial was for. And that was a newer model. Far beyond the 'operator' type. :)