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Conversations at the Dinner Table:

Karin: I wish Grandma still had her pool.
Liz: Yeah, it will be weird to walk into that room and have it missing.
Martin: Yeah.
Liz: She even knocked down the cement foundation in the basement.
Martin: *amazed* GRANDMA did?!
Anders: *makes a muscle with his arm*
Liz: *laughing* Yeah, don't mess with Grandma!!

Karin: Mama, how did you know you were in love with daddy?
Anders: What? How could she resist? Look at me!...Listen to me!...Smell me!
Martin: *giggles madly*
Liz & Karin: *exchange raised eyebrows*
Liz: He's right, how could I resist that?

I was talking to my sister on the phone this evening about Easter plans, as she and her kids will be coming up to Mom's while we are there for the holiday weekend. She is already in full-on holiday prep mode, buying things for Easter baskets and planning cookie baking and egg coloring and hunting. We talked a bit about what to put in baskets and that Karin won't eat chocolate and Bryce doesn't eat it much either, so other options need to be found besides chocolate bunnies. Then Sarah mentioned she had found stuffed Peeps. And I stammered with bewilderment completely and couldn't continue the conversation for a second. Then I burst out with "Stuffed with WHAT??" envisioning sugar-coated marshmallow chicks and rabbits stuffed with...caramel? chocolate? MORE SUGAR? Good god, the mind BOGGLES! Alas, (or maybe "WHEW!") she meant PLUSH Peeps.

Karin's MP3 player needs an AAA battery and we don't have any on hand, so I dug in the closet and found my 24-year-old Walkman and gave it to her with some cassette tapes. "Is that an MP3 player?" she asked me. Hrm. "Well, no," I said, "it's the grandaddy of MP3 players." I put a tape in and showed her how to work the buttons and how to rewind. One side of the headphones is missing its little foam cover. A few minutes later she asked me if Walkman was the name of the guy singing.

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(Anonymous)

Great dinner table conversations- I am looking forward to having some of those here. Has it only been 3 years since the pool disappeared. I miss it too.....in a way...not the stress it gave me! And I'm glad the kids think they had better not mess with me...hahaha!
As for the Walkman, obviously you should have given her Beatles tapes! or some other singer she might have recognized, like her Mom! Love, Lizardmom

I DID give her my tape as well. :) She listens to that thing over and over again until I have to beg for mercy.

Walkman was the name of the guy singing.

LOL Whenever we see records in a movie or anything we always call it to DD's attention that that is how we used to listen to music when we were her age. (I'm just slightly younger than you and I had cassettes and before that 8 tracks!)

My dad had 8-tracks for years while we were growing up. George Harrison, Irish Rovers, Anne Murray, Peter Paul & Mary! Aaaah, the good old days in the big old Pontiac station wagon with fake-wood-grain side paneling!

Smell me!

I think that's my favorite part of the conversation! Too funny.

(It's was bad enough around here when my daughter was introduced to the CD version of the walkman...the cassette version would've had us looking around for our walkers, I'm sure.)

He's a ham, my man. The whole conversation was hilarious. I was laughing too hard to be able to remember it all! :D

Look at me!...Listen to me!...Smell me!

*chuckles*

A few minutes later she asked me if Walkman was the name of the guy singing.

*chuckles some more*

It WAS a funny evening, for sure!

(Anonymous)

"Grandaddy of MP3 players" Haha.

Hmm, suddenly I feel veeeery old...

/Mia
http://mias.blogg.se

Tell me about it!! At least it still worked! hahahaha!

If the MP3 player has detachable headphones, they may (should?) work with the Walkman as well, modulo the driving effect the respective devices deliver.

I have a recharger that takes both AA and AAA batteries. For more than one year now, I have considered if I should buy a small pack of rechargeable AAA batteries for the few devices (MP3 player, other wearable radio etc) that use it.

It hadn't occurred to me, but I guess Walkmans are sort of like dinosaurs in the electronics world. I think I still have one in a cupboard somewhere...

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