A British blogger inspired today's post.
She blogged about the "Sounds of Our Shore" project - an attempt by the National Trust (of Britain) to preserve today's sound of the British seashore for future generations.
Another "we were just talking about that yesterday" coincidences.
We were at my mother in law's house this past weekend helping her downsize (she has sold her house and is moving closer to us.) We talked about what is in the attic.
In the attic is a box of old reel to reel tapes recorded by me, and by my husband, while we were dating and even before (meaning, the late 60's and early 70's). We discovered the box when my son investigated the attic in a visit a couple of Christmases ago.
The songs aren't of interest to us - the quality would be terrible. And, we don't have a reel to reel player to play these tapes on. Ours is long gone, left behind in one of our many moves when we were newly married.
But what is of interest are the commercials, jingles and airchecks. People collect those airchecks! (Here is a collection from a station hundreds of miles from where I lived as a child, but I could pick up the radio station at night).
If, by some chance, we have an entire radio program on one of these tapes, there is interest in those, too. Here is a website that collects programming from a station where I grew up, WABC in New York City.
These sounds of the past bring back so many memories of my childhood. A literal "blast from the past."
Of course, the tapes could be too fragile to play. But it sure would be nice to listen to those tapes one last time.
What memories do sounds bring back to you?