Back before iTunes, CDs, Cassette Tapes, and even before vinyl records, there was a way to enjoy some tunes without hiring professional musicians. We're talking about a musicbox. We rarely open ours and give it a spin, but when we do it still sounds pretty cool. I opened up one of those apps on my "smart" phone that is supposed to be able to identify tunes. It usually works well, but there was no joy when trying to find the name of the song we have recorded for you. Click the link below for SoundCloud and see if you recognize the tune. If so, do let me know in the comments. (Yes, there is a list of tunes attached to the inside of the top. If that list is correct, this may be "Spring, Gentle Spring" but I've never heard it before.) I decided to call this, So Old It's New Again, because even though it's probably from the 1800s, it may be brand new on the World Wide Web today.
|In one corner of the collection ... something different ...|
a 72-note musicbox.
|This is old ... but not sure how old.|
From the Archives
Remember the popular blog linkup "Good Fences"? We had good intentions of linking up and sharing the photo below, but just never got around to it before the meme was retired. Maybe we were just 2LAZY2? We sure enjoyed Good Fences and hope the blogger who published it is doing well.
Near Henry's Lake, Idaho
Good Ol' Days of Transportation
This week's theme at Maria's Postcards for the Weekend is "Transportation." Below are a couple of cards from the collection, and we are sending the first one directly to Maria via the World Wide Web, be sure to notice the 3¢ stamp we used ... from our last post! : - )
Maybe the move to automobiles was not always smooth ...
|Not sure who is getting the worst ...|
the guy getting thrown or the folks in the car.
|Back of the unused card.|
|A bulk carrier vessel departing Seattle early morning.|
March 24th 8:54 AM
|Hyundai container ship northbound|
March 23rd about noon.
|Matson container ship southbound|
March 20th 12:26 PM
|USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726) is the twelfth and latest|
of the United States Coast Guard's fleet
of 378 ft (115 m) high endurance cutters.
March 28th 4:54 PM
|March 18th 7:24 PM|
The sunset on this day looked almost like a
giant campfire beyond the Olympic Mountains.
|Sun setting into a cloud.|
March 19th 6:51 PM
|Mostly about the clouds.|
March 24th 7:09 PM
|Less sky and more wildflowers.|
Taken in Montana in 2005.
|Another photo from our archives.|
A sunrise in Montana, 2005.
This is our choice for Easter Morning!
Happy Easter to all!
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.