When my kids saw a cassette tape, for the first time Sunday night, they immediately wanted to pull out the ribbon. I explained that could only happen after I confirmed the old cassettes my parents had pulled out of storage were ones I could discard for good.
There was a purpose to keeping my Sony player afterall. Most of the stuff was crappy recordings of songs from other people’s tapes or the radio. My dad hooked my stereo up to cable years ago and I was able to record House music remixes out of Chicago. (Sorry if I lost some of you here.) The cool thing is I came across a recorded radio interview my mom did as an elementary principal to promote guest reader week. You don’t realize how much your voice changes until you hear how it sounded so many years ago.
Once I made sure a tape was not worth saving, I let Charlotte and Thomas destroy them. That was fun. Up next–transfer all my VCR tapes!
Parkersburg’s Aaron Thomas, Ed Thomas’ son, is speaking at 1pm this Sunday, April 29 @ Zion Lutheran (6 corners Waterloo). Free and open to the public.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 46
This post was written by Tara on April 24, 2012