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Friday, January 15, 2010

The romance of the Wurlitzer!

Oh! If I close my eyes, I can hear the melody.





Wrap my arms around myself and slowly rock and sway.


The memories flood back of my boyfriend years. 





Dim lighting. Dusky dark full of sound and shuffling as we danced to the tunes of the Jukebox.





A quarter would play three favorites. Just enough to feel like a grownup. Just enough to have maybe that cute boy come over.




Wait! Can you hear the rattle of the coin?




Listen! Can you detect the clicking of the tray as the machine selects your record?







Oh! There's the scratching of the needle on wax. Arms raised to your partner...


Heaven, bliss... we are dancing!





A vintage working Wurlitzer! I must admit that I would like as not just play the same song over and over again!
Funny, the boys didn't seem to care what song it was!


Photos taken with my Nikon P90

12 comments:

Mother's Moon's Message said...

Lucy, I love your photos..... you should check out this site and possibly consider sharing your photos with others....http://photosharingworld.blogspot.com/

also thanks for the memories..

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful memories.

- The Tablescaper

She Writes said...

Glad you introduces me to this blog. I like your writing style, and yes, I remember those days!

Yes, my piece was TRULY about muisc :).

She Writes said...

OOPs that would be introduced me to this blog!

Eva Gallant said...

What wonderful photos and great memories!

crochet lady said...

I guess I have seen a few jute boxes, but never knew the company that made then famous.
Thanks for sharing the history and the taste of memories.

Nina Diane said...

very cool....

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Frankie Avalon! :)

Lovely photos and memories!

Tricia said...

Your posts are always so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That brings back a lot of good memories! Great photos!

Janean said...

i'm back home and catching up on lucy and dick! couldn't tell what the first photo was...maybe a car grill? but a Wurlitzer? humm...good fake-out! it seems funny that a big ol' lit-up machine could be so romantic, but they were!

Lyneen said...

what great memories for you.. i was a little young for the jute box. GREAT PHOTOS. thanks for sharing.