Fondest memories of an old " RCA Victor Victrola" player...and the image of its white-and-black dog... logo , send my mind back to yesterday.
The memory of the Victrola started when I was a young lad, visiting my grandparents, Elhannon and Pheobie Schell.
The RCA player was one of Grandpa's prized processions.
Grandpa loved his new player very much; when I walked in to visit that day, he wanted to demonstrate it for me.
As you might imagine my answer was an astounding "Yes" to his proposal.
Grandpa said he would need help with preparation.
And asked if I would be kind enough to be his crank winder, for the player.
Back then before electric motors were available, the player needed to be wound up, to spin the turn table .
Grandpa put a fresh needle in the head of the player.
Placing it on a spinning Gene Autrys record .
"By the way" Gene was Grandpa's favorite cowboy singer.
Autry became famous for his cowboy singing,(Don't think Grandpa had any idea that would happen at the time.
Besides singing his Cowboy classics, Autry also penned such Yuletide standards as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raindeer," "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Frosty the Snowman."
Whether Autry was singing Christmas carols or "Deep in the Heart of Texas".
He had a way of capturing your heart with his voice, and his western style singing.
I was truly blessed, to spent the week-end, with Grandpa and Grandma, and get to listen to Grandpa's Victrola.
And even more blessed, to be appointed honorable crank winder for him .
Until Next Time. God Bless.
My Meditations by, Coleman