Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Fisher Price Tape Player


i have memories from my childhood that i really like. i remember this old (1980) fisher price tape player we had. i often would play one of my sisters erasure tapes on it. iremember one time when i wanted to listen to that erasure tape, i dont remember whose tape it was, i only remember that i took the tape and ran out of the house with the fisher price tape player because katie, probably wanting that tape, or i wasnt supposed to have it or something, was chasing me. after i had ran far enough for her to stop chasing me and resolve to give me one of her "ooo bobby i'm so mad at you" glares (like unto an 'evil eye' but with both eyes, and it had my name attached to it), i sat outside and listened to the whole tape. thats all i remember about the fisher price tape player, and every now and again when i hear an erasure song i think of that old fisher price tape player and the time i ran away from katie. i really like that memory. brings one of those "man i miss the good old days" warm fuzzy feelings. love ya katie!

8 comments:

Jeanie said...

Bob, that is so awesome, it was probably my tape, and I am glad you enjoyed it!!

katie said...

ha! and now i'm feeling all warm and fuzzy. i love you too bobby! i have so many memories of trying to be your mom, so many memories of chasing you around and outside of the house. . .

that tape recorder. the clearest memory i have with it is using it to tape myself playing the flute to audition for the northern california honor band. who uses a toy to record a "serious" audition?? but, i made the band, so there it is. thanks for letting me borrow it (although i'm sure i didn't ask . .)

Kristin said...

hmmm, I think Megan stole my erasure tape... or maybe it was the one that I had taken from Jeniel!

Jeanie said...

I am still laughing...

Annalisa said...

i'm glad that bobby & megan both like stealing erasure tapes...match made!

Michele Sekaquaptewa said...

Oh my gosh! I remember those things. I think we might have had one. Say hi to Megan for me!

Papa Paradigm said...

That's funny!

Melissa & Jason said...

I loved those things! Seriously, what happened to the good old days? Although I guess I have it pretty good now. :)