(Pat, Jenn and Mick! Remember this picture, its important.)Once again we scavenged through the records, them being eight for a dollar how could we not?
"Given to me by Simon Gonzales
March 1, 1963
His favorite song
Rhythm of the Rain"A million things race through my mind reading that, this song was top of the charts, President Kennedy was still alive, and this was Simon's favorite song.
(I used one of the pictures from his production
of "Blithe Spirit" as the back ground of the video)I wanted this record because now I could finally hear what the man sounded like, (My mother swear we sound alike, I think shes trying to hard.) When I played the record on my record player, we discovered it is a staged reading of an excerpt of "Across the Plains" by Robert Louis Stephenson.
(Actual retail price? $0.25)
(An old Boden's Orchard fridge juice jar, I plan to keep lemonade in it!)
(These are the stand outs!)
In one of the upstairs bed rooms I found these things, they are theatrical trophies from a theatre in Riverside California and if I didn't buy them they were going to the trash, so I did it for Thomas Calkins! I have no idea where S.M.U. is but I guess he was class of 48. The picture is signed as follows-
to a very good friend.
The Back of the photograph says-
Kindly give credit to
J A M E S A B R E S C H
200 West 57th St., N.Y.C.
7/ 16/ 1951
I have no idea who the people in the picture are, but since they were photographed by a well known photographer in New York I bet they were special. I was told by a lady at the sale that "Tom" helped start the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra and that he brought in famous people actors, singers, musicians from all over to help get things going. (Can you imagine the parties?!)
(Looks like Thomas learned from the best!)
Found this book sitting in a forgotten bookcase in the formal living room, dated 1937 with its original dust cover I had to have it, as I too enjoy winning friends and influencing people.
1500 RECORD ALBUMS...
I have NO idea what we four are going to do with 1500 albums, but with such a great deal! It took both of our cars to load all the boxes of records and move them to Patricia's house.
When our merry band of thrifters checked out all of my items above cost me a whopping $11.00. But the item of the sale that took the cake, I found while in line to check out. I guess must have missed it when I'd looked through the bookcase before, I swear it hadn't been there.