Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Rock Island Line


I was sorting out my Dad’s stuff after he had died; you know all the usual junk that you’d find in an eighty year old man’s home who lived by himself.

A few bits might go the op shops; some furniture could be sold or passed on while the rest would be best taken to the tip.

There were a few sentimental knick-knacks such as photographs and memorabilia that could be kept if they had some memories for the family but for the rest…I just sighed.

It was when I was sorting out an old dresser I found something that intrigued me.

It was a much used copy of a 78rpm record going back the 50’s entitled “Rock Island Line” by The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group.

I cried as I remember my mother telling me they used to play it incessantly when she and Dad were courting.

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4 comments:

  1. Oh...im tearing up now. What a gift for you to find that!

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  2. time travel (or at least to the extent of being an observer) that's what you got in your hands, dude…. time travel

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  3. It's amazing the memories that can be held in music.

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  4. This is a lovely story and I hope you find a way to play it again.

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