Project 365 Music

by Jennifer Paire March. 29, 2019 154 views
I was so overwhelmed by this wonderful book store that I retreated to the vinyl section.

I was so overwhelmed by this wonderful book store that I retreated to the vinyl section.

For years, my little sister has been telling me I just had to get to McKay Books in Chattanooga, Tn. McKay's is a used bookstore with five locations in Tennessee and North Carolina and based on her description I knew that I would need lots of time for exploration and discovery. I had 90 minutes to kill, so I wandered into this literary wonderland and rows upon rows of word goodness made my heart race. I broke into a sweat. I was going to need at least half a day to scale this treasure trove. To avoid the guaranteed disappointment of having to end a book search prematurely I withdrew upstairs. I was not disappointed.

Thumbing through old records left me awash in memories.

Thumbing through old records left me awash in memories.

I was lucky enough to receive a Victrola record player for Christmas and I've enjoyed listening to the sounds of my childhood, all records that have been stored at our family home for years. The crackling vinyl gives way to familiar tunes and I realize it is a sound I have missed.

McKay Books has books, records, CDs, DVDs, games, musical instruments, and other unexpected prizes.

McKay Books has books, records, CDs, DVDs, games, musical instruments, and other unexpected prizes.

For $2 and some change I came away with two Linda Ronstadt albums, a Christmas collection and the motion picture soundtrack for Carousel, which was released in 1956. My two little sisters and me, we were cast in a hometown production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in the 1980s. I have so enjoyed singing those tunes again. It was a real nice clambake, big hair and all.

Join the conversation
5
There are 5 comments , add yours!
Lynn F Medley 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow!!brings back good memories 😊

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jennifer Paire Replied to Lynn F Medley 7 months ago

grinning

7 months ago Edited
Jennifer Paire Replied to Lynn F Medley 7 months ago

Thank you!

7 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Really interesting story and great photos to match, I felt like I was there eith you

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jennifer Paire Replied to Lee Santiva 7 months ago

Thank you, Lee!

7 months ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com