My parents saved to be able to purchase this: a record player/radio inside a nice cabinet. It was a joy to them to be able to have such a nice item.
They were able to purchase a matching record cabinet to hold their albums as they accumulated. Because they took very good care of anything they acquired, all the albums are in excellent shape.
I chose to keep these more as furniture memories than anything else. They have filled 2 corners in the living room and serve as a table for various “treasures” This week as we have been putting up the holiday decorations, I looked to see what records might be in this cabinet. Ah, Christmas music – what fun to go back through those albums.
We have been enjoying listening to these old records – songs, Handel’s Messiah, etc. After Christmas there is Hawaiian music, classical, and spiritual music. I’m so happy I saved these and someday I hope one of our children will treasure them as well.