Where did I get the title for my previous post on this blog http://secondaryrds.com/dew-dew-dewy-day/? I had hoped that some of my friends might recognize the reference to a popular song.
Okay, the year was 1927 and that was before our time. Here’s a link to the song:
Perhaps the questions should be, “How do I know this song?”. The answer to that goes back to 1954 (approx). I had a strong mechanical curiosity (I wanted to know how things worked). I also had a paper route, which meant I had a bit of money in my pocket.
On the way home one day I came across a yard sale. For the amazing price of $2 I went home with a Victrola like this one.
What a cherrry-wood beauty it was, but that was not all. Behind the bottom doors was a collection of 78 rpm records. Yes, Dew, Dew, Dewy Day was one of them.
I have no recollection of what became of the Victrola or the records that came with it. A couple of years later, I was bringing home old radios and updating them to 1950s technology. With that came an interest in short wave radio and later Amateur Radio. Later, thanks to my older son, my interest moved into computers.