This is part of a post originally made on Christmas Day, 2013, with an update. We were together with my grown son, and my mother in law, for Christmas.
My son has been interested for years in obsolete technology, as I've blogged about before.
Years ago we had told him of how I purchased a Sony reel-to-reel recorder
back around 1971, when I was in college. We left it behind in Arkansas moved to upstate New York in the
mid 1980's. The tapes, though, recorded from about 1971 to 1974 and even
later, had been in storage at my mother in law's house for years.
He wanted them, and he volunteered to go into the attic to get them.
My son, who is in his mid 20's, got such a kick out of the box. Black and white television. Imagine!
We opened the box, and this is what we saw. After all these years, the
tapes looked like they were still in good condition. (If they are
playable, though, it might be a minor miracle.)
Now, after all these years, my son is looking for a tape player or another way to test one of the tapes.
Another activity for staying at home?