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Email regarding old phonographs and WWII music...

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I often place the letters that I receive from people all over the world, that are sent to me in regards to our WWII Juke Box, and I just received and posted this one:

 

May 2014 - (placed his letter on the Letters page of the music site)

 

HELLO,

 

I WAS 6 YEARS OLD -PLAYING OUTSIDE WHEN ALL SORTS OF HORNS,WHISTLES, AND BELLS WERE GOING OFF!

 

I RAN INSIDE AND ASKED MY MOTHER WHAT WAS HAPPENING?

 

MOM SAID,"THE WAR IS OVER AND DADDY'S COMING HOME!"

 

My Dad had joined the Navy and was placed in the Sea Bees doing construction etc.

 

He didn't see fighting action but was a huge support,just as we were at home by saving tin foil and fat grease, and using our ration stamps-and sometimes having to darken every window in preparation of an attack!

 

I now have a huge collection of phonographs and play the 78 record's music of the 1900's up to 1948.

 

This is a wonderful web site-THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS!

 

Retired teacher and coach,

 

Mr. Lyn Levens

Hacienda Heights, Calif.

 

 

We have corresponded a few times since our initial email and he would like for me to place this here too. If anyone is interested in contacting him regarding old phonographs, etc., please let me know and I will forward your correspondence to him. Here's his latest letter.

 

 

Marion,

 

I was very surprised,but so pleased to have my WW II memory posted on your web site.

 

I am constantly listening to the music of that era on my collection of vintage phonographs.

 

I would guess that many of your contributors remember listening to music on cylinders and records on

 

Grandma's crank up "Talking machine" back in the 20's,30's, and 40's!

 

I would love to chat with anyone who remembers the Edison and Victor phonographs.

 

Perhaps some would like to find a good home for that phonograph that is just

 

sitting in their parlor or attic-or they are looking to relive some of those days by locating

 

a playable antique phonograph to have and play for their grandkids?

 

Please add this "additional note" to my posted letter so we may be able to contact

 

phonograph enthusiast.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mr. Lyn Levens

Hacienda Heights, Calif.

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