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Curtis' Blog - Everything Nostalgia

Old Record Players and Big Speakers

When I was growing up on the orchard, my parents had this large piece of furniture in the dining room called a record changer. It would play the 45's, 78's and 33 &1/3 speed records (LP's). You could put a…

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Vaudeville Trivia

There was nothing like a good Vaudeville Show! Popular from 1870-1930, American Vaudeville shows or revues consisted of classical and popular music, singers, instrumentalists, dancers, acrobats, comedians, animal tricks and a variety of other unique acts. The "Polite" Vaudeville…

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A Melody of Amazing Grace

I am convinced when one life comes to the full realization of God's overwhelming love and grace, that one life will be renewed and refreshed forever. As an act of unmerited favor, God sent his son Jesus as a gift…

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Everything Old Is New

Vinyl records seem to be making quite the comeback. In addition to all the modern media, many artist are now releasing their albums on the old LP format at a much higher price. Up to $30 for an LP! One…

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Saxophone Trivia

A saxophone is a family of metal, single reed instruments invented by Adolphe Sax (1814-1894) of Brussels in 1841. He patented the instrument in 1846 when he settled in Paris. The instruments have two basic shapes. The smaller ones are…

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What Christmastime Is To Me

What Christmastime is to me... one beautiful moment in time, a cherished memory, a kind word, a tender touch, the sparkling lights, a melody from long ago, the scent of pine and the aroma of Constant Comment Tea, a taste…

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The St. Olaf Choir

Last night on PBS Television, we enjoyed a beautiful Christmas Concert of traditional selections, "Christmas In Norway" featuring the St. Olaf College Choir. The concert was filmed in a lovely cathedral in Norway. What a breathtaking performance it was with…

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Adventures In Contentment

"Adventures In Contentment" is a great book about one man's journey as he considered the important things in life. A nostalgic writing published in 1907 by a well known author of the day, David Grayson. It is a refreshing read…

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