Thursday, 16 August 2012

Music to our ears

Who would have thought an ancient stereogram could bring such spirit to an op shop?

Roger was intent on taking this 50 year old stereo to the tip. His wife, Nina, persuaded us to come and collect it.

It has been in the shop for two weeks during which time we fired it up and enjoyed the sounds of Dean Martin, Tijuana Brass, Henri Mancini and other vinyl treats from our $2 record bin. Volunteers and customers alike felt the joy of listening to this lovely old machine. It made the shop buzz with reverie, laughter and a the odd dance around the room.

It's journey continues from the shed to the op shop to a record store where it will be restored and hopefully enjoyed for years to come.

Bon voyage!

9 comments:

WhingingNinja said...

thats lovely what a joy to bring something back to life

Textile Tragic said...

Great story--now you just need another one to dance to until it sells and on it goes.

Yarraville mum said...

That's a great story. I am so glad it is going to a good home and that it will be loved!

CPS Op Shop said...

It is a lovely story. There's more...one of our customers offered to buy it for us so it could stay in the shop. That's a rare act of kindness. We agreed that it was too large and in need of repair, so she has promised us her smaller one. Now we'll be able to work through all the Neil Diamond, Rolf Harris and James Last records we've got!

Anonymous said...

wonderful

RobynJ said...

Lovely story. Although I might need to be offended that something 50 years old is ancient :P

Gina E. said...

LOL Robyn! These young people certainly know how to rub it in, don't they ;-)

cookiecrumbs said...

Great to hear such a wonderful piece has gone to a good home!

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