I didn’t realize what a sentimental person I can be until I went home for a Christmas vacation and my mom dragged out some of my old things from my childhood and teen years. She pulled out boxes and boxes of my stuff, and I was most pleased when she pulled out my old records. They were very dusty. She told me that I needed to learn how to clean vinyl records if I planned on playing any of them again. She said that, if you don’t do that, you can end up scratching them and making them unplayable. She also had my old record player and I wanted to hear some of the old music that I listened to, so I planned to take all of my albums home with me.
Today’s kids have no idea just how fun it used to be to go to a record store to buy new albums or cassettes.