Memories don’t have to be seen to be enjoyed.
Since early last year, I’ve been involved in a long-delayed project to digitize literally hundreds of tapes I’ve collected since my first days on the radio in 1973.
Along with a waste basket or two of audio tapes that no one would ever have any reason to want to hear, and recordings of my early on-air days that I want no one to hear until I’m gone, I’ve found some very interesting and enjoyable files.
From interviews with a 105 year old woman who suggested that the secret to a long life was living clean and enjoying food soaked in bacon grease, to people of all ages fighting courageous battles with cancer, to various and sundry politicians at all levels I’ve cataloged files that I hope someone some day will find as interesting as I have.
Perhaps most enjoyable have been the tapes I found of our kids first attempts at playing the piano, reading their first preschool books, family parties/weddings etc. all providing a welcome walk down memory lane.
No videos! No pictures! Just voices of the loved ones, guests, and colleagues who’ve made mine a very enjoyable life.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a thousand words is way more than a thousand words too!!
That’s the way I see it.