About a year after Louie and I started dating, he surprised me with a gift. No, it wasn’t this 8 track player, it was a set of dishes. I didn’t want them. (I know, I KNOW! BAD MICHELLE!) He took them back, and bought me an 8 track player, just like this one. RED and everything. No, I don’t remember what happened to it, but I suppose when cassettes and cd’s came out, I passed it on. A few years ago, while junkin’, I saw this one, for $3.38 I picked some 8 track tapes to go with it, I tried it out, HAD to have it. I brought it home, played with it for awhile, and put it away. With the recent purchases of vintage items, I needed to get it out and play with it again.
Here’s a retailer’s flier I found on the internet.
Right now, it is sitting on top of the stove playing ‘The Best of Bread’. Do you remember that one? Louie and I had that cassette after we quit using the 8 tracks, and then got the CD after cassettes went away. Good music!!!
Do you know what’s crazy? Search ebay for Panasonic Dynamite 8 Track players, and especially check out THIS ad. I am SO glad I found mine. I don’t think I ever saw one before this one, or one since I found this one, and for that, I very grateful! I know we are not to love material possessions, but these are not just possessions, these are happy memories.
You all know I love picking up cheese servers with glass domes for displaying my Jelly rolls for quilting. I tried something different with my ‘new to me’ cheese dome. In December, I won the ‘draw’ for fat quarter choice for January. We exchange fat quarters every month for our ‘stash’. I picked black, red and white, or just red and white. I got some beautiful fabrics. When you win the ‘draw’, you get TWO stacks of fat quarters, as we always bring one more fat quarter than there are quilters. That makes an extra stack and we get TWO! That’s what makes it fun. You get to choose, then you get an TWO stacks! I love how they look!
The sun is shining, and my baby asked me what I wanted to do today. What do you think I will say?
Have a wonderful day, everyone!