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New Year’s Eve Day at the Victrola Museum – Auld Lang Syne Recorded in 1912

Posted on: January 1, 2012

Happy New Year Retro Roadmap Readers! This morning I donned my New Years Day apron, whipped up a batch of beans and rice (a nod to Retro Roadhusband’s dad’s “Hoppin John”) and spent 4 hours uploading the video below (and I have a totally new appreciation for our high speed internet connection back home.)

Today seemed like an appropriate day to share an excerpt of a 1912 recording of Auld Lang Syne played on a hand cranked Victrola during my visit to the Johnson Victrola Museum in Dover DE yesterday.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Not in my book. I’ve been thinking a lot this weekend about my dad, who would’ve been 75 yesterday, and of Retro Roadhusband’s parents, both of whom passed away just 6 short years ago. It makes me appreciate what time we all have here on this mortal coil, and how lucky I am to have so many good friends, old and new, near and far.

(I’ll have a more detailed post about the Victrola museum soon. It’s totally Retro Roadmap worthy!)

Looking forward to an even more excellent year for Retro Roadmap – I’ve got so many cool and exciting things on my list and in the works, I can’t wait! Let’s raise a cup of kindness for all of us and 2012.