When I was growing up, we didn't have DVD or even VHS movies.
What we did have were something called Videodiscs.
Recently, I came across a picture of one...I remember watching Fiddler on the
Roof and Annie on videodisc.
We used to rent the video discs and the player at Hap's Video in Red Bluff.
This was cutting edge technology! Of course, you couldn't rewind or fast forward.
You could pause the disc, but if you stopped it, it would begin all over again.
We didn't mind...these were even better than records!
My sister and I used to listen to Walt Disney records while we were growing up.
Later, we bought other records. I ended up with this sentimental
crap collection and recently, I was going through it all, debating whether to toss it.
There are several records that are part of a series...I'll need to
dedicate a whole article to these...but here was one of my mother's records
that triggered a painful memory.
From the Vinyl Collection...
In Case You're in Love...
Or, in case you have a lot of spare material
and want to make yourself a jumpsuit...
In case you feel that vertical stripes are
flattering, or in case you want to have to take
off all your clothes in order to pull down your
pants...it's a strange design, okay?
Wearing a jumpsuit can create all manner of
unforeseen difficulty. I should know.
My mother used to dress me in jumpsuits.
They presented problems, especially when I
began to outgrow them. I remember becoming
taller and experiencing the discomfort of
restricted movement. Basically, the suit could
function as either a straitjacket or a cruel form
of amusement for onlookers. Too many times,
I would be at school, out at recess and,
forgetting these limitations, would reach over
my head, simultaneously giving myself a
wedgie. Just remembering it makes me wince.
The Jumpsuit Wedgie is nothing to be laughed at.
What 70's child can forget the intense shock that coincided with its painful dig?
For me, it was all rather traumatic.
I think I may need some therapy.
They say our love won't pay the rent...and that's okay as long as we have enough $$ for cool clothes. Oh yeah...I got you babe!