How about a good ole family summer time dinner
all freshly grown
prepared by cousin Fred
enjoyed by us girl cousins
so if it is a old fashioned summer meal how about some old fashion entertainment?
I know you guys can not believe the things our family has.
So hear goes another story.........
This summer, Fred and I had planned a day to "run around". That means, drive in the country, stop at some cemeteries and lunch and some little place.
I arrived at 1515 and was waiting for him and thought I would get one of my Great Aunt's box out and start scanning somethings. As I found the box had alot of receipts in it.
Fred came through the door and starting tell me about fixing his Grandparents (my Great Grandparents) Edison cylinder phonograph, and said "I sure wish we had the receipt for it"
look what I found 15 minutes earlier!
YES!! the receipt.
I had NO idea he would ask for it?
But as he was asking, I reached in the box and I handed it to him!
1916 purchased in Chicago
Amazing I think.
Not only that but we have the diary entry about when they bought it, when they would buy different cylinders and many were bought at my cousin Marty's Grandfather's music store.
So after dinner we sat and listening to the same music my Great Grandparents, my Grandmother and her siblings would listen to.
Missouri Waltz, bought in Chicago by my Grandmother when in nursing school
Silent Night, I imagined my loved ones on Christmas around the phonograph
The Stars and Stripes forever and even a comedy routine about a man who bought a "machine" in other words a car.
here it is almost 100 years old and still works like a charm!
Stars and Stripes performed by the John Phillip Sousa!
The cylinders look like this and there are over 100
he pulled the drawers out of the cabinet that it sits on, the original oak cabinet.
Just wish I had a picture of them seating around listening to it but I am sure Mama and Papa are smiling
on his 84th birthday in 1937