Jill Weatherholt

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That Old Feeling

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007I’m not ashamed to admit I still own my first VCR player. Many of you probably have children or grandchildren who would have no idea what to do with this machine. Perhaps some of you reading are scratching your head.

In the day of Blu-ray, Netflix and streaming, I still long to pull the clunky, hard rectangular piece of plastic from the cardboard case to watch “When Harry Met Sally”, “Grease” or “A Rebel Without a Cause.” I get that sentimental longing for the past, known as nostalgia. When I look at this outdated piece of technology, so many wonderful memories flood my mind I can’t bring myself to get rid of it.

I remember crying with my best friend as we watched “Terms of Endearment”. At Christmas time, my sister and I would pop some corn and watch “White Christmas.” On this old machine, I’ve watched “Good Fellas” and “The Shawshank Redemption” with that special someone so many times, we’ve lost count.
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I have many of these movies on DVD and I could upgrade the other cassettes to modern technology, but nostalgia is a powerful emotion and one I can’t control. For now, the VCR player will remain in our guestroom for those cold winter days or rainy summer evenings when I’m in need of that warm and fuzzy feeling.

Is there something in your house you can’t part with because of the feeling it ignites?

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Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, published by Harlequin Love Inspired released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

99 thoughts on “That Old Feeling

  1. My electronics are a bit more modern, but I have some kitchen utensils that could be considered antiques. They, too, invoke nostalgia for wonderful times spent cooking for loved ones.

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  2. We have a combination VCR / DVD player in the guest room, too, complete with boxy TV. We finally got the flat screens for the master and great room area. We don’t use the box TV with VCR/DVD combined very much, but just like knowing we have the means to watch some of those favorite tapes, like the girls growing up. It tickles me when a house guest uses it.

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    • Hi Georgette! It does feel good when guests break into the old tapes. Not long ago, I did part with some of the older tapes that I haven’t watched in years, but those specials ones, I can’t seem to part with. Perhaps some day. 🙂 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  3. Like Georgette, we have the combo VCR/DVD. And I have a slew of movies on tape that I just can’t part with, many of them from my son’s childhood — a lot of Disney movies. And I even have my old ‘record player’ in the basement, as well as a stash of albums — Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Michael Jackson — and even some singles. As long as there is a corner for nostalgia, why part with it?

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    • Hi Renee! I like your thinking. Why should we part with it, if there is room. I no longer have my albums, but I do have a shoebox of my favorite old cassette tapes, which include Boston and Fleetwood Mac. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  4. WE don’t have a player anymore, but found a company that converts to DVDs. They aren’t cheap though.

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  5. My VCR broke and I got a VCR/DVD and that broke. We got it fixed and refurbished replacements on ebay several times. But mainly I haven’t been able to watch my dozens of VHS tapes for years. And I haven’t replaced them, although I have other DVDs. Hubby won’t watch movies a 2nd time, though, unless you’re talking about Clifton Webb’s “Sitting Pretty.” I can’t part with a lot of things, but mainly they are not the facilitators, like a VCR, but the items themselves, like CDs, etc.

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    • Hi Luanne! Like yourself, I never seem to have the time to watch those old tapes, but it’s nice to know they are there. Derek will watch certain movies, like The Shawshank Redemption, over and over, but then there are some I can never get him to watch. 🙂 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  6. I tend to hold onto my kid’s baby things and kitchen bowls that were passed down to me.

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    • Hi Jolyse! Items passed down to us are always hard to part with and room must be made for those treasures. A few years ago, my mother gave me my baby spoon. I had no idea she held on to it, but it was a special gift. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to your guest post.

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  7. My favourite memories are of very long early feature length cartoons set in outer space. Terrible quality but the concept was so exciting, and took me to a completely difference head space.

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    • Hi Denise! Ah…cartoons, they’ve gone by the wayside, which is sad. I agree, despite the poor quality, they were always exciting. I remember when they used to show cartoons as movie previews. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. We upgraded our favorite movies to DVD and retired our VCR. We moved from albums and cassette tapes to CD’s. We no longer have a record player or a VCR. We have no albums or VHS tapes.

    That said, we still enjoy watching our favorite movies on DVD every year ~ A Christmas Carol, Home for the Holidays, A Christmas Vacation, The Grinch, Flashdance, etc.

    Enjoy curling up with your memories, Jill.

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    • Hi Nancy! Oh, Flashdance…I always loved that movie! I haven’t seen it in years. Although I no longer have my albums, I do have cassette tapes, but only one shoebox full. 🙂
      I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  9. I know the feeling…just can’t seem to get rid of those memories – and, some, I prefer not to!

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  10. The first thing that came into my mind was my old cat. I had to ask my husband if we had a vcr and he said we did (surprise, surprise) although we have replaced the beloved movies with dvd’s and haven’t used the vcr in decades.

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    • Hi Kate! Ha ha…I suppose your VCR is down in the basement or tucked away in a spare room. It’s okay that you don’t know, as long as you’ve got your cup of Starbucks, you’ve got your warm and cozy in your hands. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Interesting subject. I have the combo VCR/DVD as well trying to convert old videos to disk. Especially the old family movies. I wonder what we will do when the machines are all gone and we have to rely on our memories. I still have needlework kits “that I’m gonna” get to one day even though I have a fancy, shmancy embroidery machine that does a better job of it. Doing things with my hands helps me relax where the machine tests my patience. Sometimes the old ways are just more peaceful. DVD’s take up less room so I’m delighted about that but…. 🙂

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    • Hi Marlene! We’re on the same page about machines testing our patience. Although all of the technological gadgetry is great, when they stop working, it’s so frustrating. The way needlework relaxes you, jigsaw puzzles and writing by hand, does the same for me. As I get older, I feel basic is better. Have a great weekend!

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  12. I still have a VHS player, but it’s combined with a DVD player and that’s the part I use. I got rid of all my VHS tapes. Well, except for a few old exercise VHS tapes I can’t part with. I guess there’s my nostalgia. 🙂

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  13. My formative years were spent renting horror movies with friends and staying up all night watching them (that was back when I could eat an entire box of Drake’s Cakes and not gain an ounce or feel any ill effects). I don’t have nostalgia for the machine, because the picture quality is so bad compared to the blu-ray disks I own now, but the movies themselves sure are nostalgic. The vast majority of my DVD/blu-ray collection is old horror and Sci-fi movies. No overlap with the stack of videos in your pic above, lol.

    I actually do own a VCR, though I have no videos to watch on it. I don’t want to throw it away because it works just fine, plus it will leave an empty slot in my entertainment stand. By the way, the TV space in the stand it useless now because it is designed for a 4X3 tube TV, not a 16×9 flat screen TV. I’ve got a guitar amp in there now. Repurposing!

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    • Oh, the Drake Devil Dog…you’ve just sparked another old feeling, Eric. I used to get so excited when I opened my Flintstone lunch box and saw a Devil Dog laying on top of my sandwich. 🙂
      What? You mean to tell me you don’t own a copy of “When Harry Met Sally” or “Sleepless in Seattle”…I’m shocked!
      Well, at least you have a space for your guitar amp…very resourceful.
      I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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  14. I still have VCR player and tapes but haven’t used it in quite awhile. I bought a cheap DVD player and will rent DVDs or watch movies via Netflix. I also have my old stereo in my attic with a crate full of albums. I can still remember the first time I saw all the movies you mentioned.

    I remember when Bohemian Rhapsody ‘came out’ via Wayne’s World, thinking that some kids were hearing it for the first time but I knew it from 1975 when it was first released. 🙂

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    • Hi Geralyn! I love that you still have your old stereo and a crate of albums. When I moved from Virginia to North Carolina, I parted with my stereo and albums. I wish I would have held on to those old Monkees and Partridge Family albums. I had those since I was a kid.
      I always enjoy when old becomes new again. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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  15. In recent years I have disposed of all my ‘nostalgia’ items and found to my delight I still retain the memories and feelings without the stuff. I like being ‘stuff’ free. 🙂

    I do still have my now out-dated fancy schmantzy five stack stereo system that plays VTCs, DVDs, CDs AND music cassettes. I have no cassettes or tapes any more however – but should one turn up I have the gear to play it 🙂 I have recently noticed my trend in streaming music and movies is now making this fancy-schmantzy electronic whizz-bang completely redundant! Sigh – now I wonder how many years will it take before I move this piece of equipment on?

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    • Hi Pauline! Good for you for being ‘stuff free.” I’m that way with many things, but some things, I just can’t part with.
      Ha ha! I had one of those five stack stereo systems too. One day, when you get in a ‘when in doubt, throw it out’ mood, you’ll donate that stereo. Have a great weekend!

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  16. I remember we would hire one for a weekend and watch movies all through the night Jill. For me its hard to throw out kids art, when they were younger they had so much stuff from school and I use to store it away. But it started to fill up the cupboards and so I chose just the best pieces. I love to watch them create and discover what they can do. My husband has trouble throwing things out but our old VCR was so old that you could not put up with the crackly picture lol.

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    • Hi Kath! I too remember renting a movie from Block Busters every weekend, they’ve since gone out of business. Well, no doubt your children are as artistic as you, so I don’t know how you chose ‘the best pieces.’ I’m sure they’re all fantastic!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  17. We have some old VCR tapes, but I’m not sure our VCR still works…. (can you tell we don’t watch many movies???)!

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  18. I liked your memories and stories about movies. You know, Jill, I relate to this so well. Emotions from watching certain movies tie me to certain eras and stages in my life. This was a post I may have to re-read for the treasures within are so multiple! Hugs and hope you have a great rest of the weekend, too. We watched, “All is Lost,” with Robert Redford, one which is serious and contemplative about Man versus the Sea. Then, we watched, several Hallmark movies, into the wee hours… My brother and youngest daughter voted to watch, “American Hustle…” we are a movie loving family! We still have “Gravity” and “The Butler” to watch, from the Delaware District Library. Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and will be checking back soon. . . Hugs, Robin

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    • Hi Robin! It sounds like you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family. That makes me happy. I love that you all enjoy movies. I saw “Gravity” at the theater, it was good. Seeing it in the theater with the 3D was pretty wild. Ah…Hallmark movies…I’m watching one now! Enjoy your family time, Robin! xo

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      • My Dad taped every time they had “Free” HBO and Showtime movies, for my children. They loved the ones called, “The Sandlot,” “Don’t Tell Mom, the Babysitter’s Dead,” “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Field of Dreams.” My girls loved Madonna and the others, including Tom Hanks in the baseball gals movie… shoot, I forgot the name of it. I will close now and go look it up and add a P.S. to this, Jill!

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      • “A League of Their Own,” was a special tribute to female baseball players and was funny, sad and meaningful. I loved the most recent Hallmark Movie I saw which had a German Shepherd Dog being found miles away from its home. Also, the one on Sunday night was called, “One Christmas Eve,” with Anne Heche. It was a little wild and there were some silly parts, but I liked it! Smiles!

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      • Ha ha! Thanks for following up with the movie title, Robin. I do remember “A League of Their Own.” I only saw it once, but “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” I’ve probably seen fifteen times or more. 🙂 I love that your dad recorded all of the free HBO and Showtime movies…good for him! Oh, I loved “Sandlot.”

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  19. We were given a VCR in 1985. about the time our second child was born. Renting and watching movies was the only entertainment we had in those baby/toddler years! But your post reminded me that we don’t even have a VCR any more, though we still have some videotapes. I won’t get rid of the family movies (though there aren’t many of those, because my husband refused to get a video camera).
    There are so many things I won’t part with. I’m a pack rat, and running out of places to stash things.
    Thanks for the memories,
    Theresa

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    • Hi Theresa! Yep, 1985 sounds about right. Wow, I’m surprised mine is still working. 🙂 Like you, I have a hard time parting with things. I have to be in a certain mood where I feel the need to de-clutter, but many items, I’ll never part with.
      I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  20. I have a ton of memories from watching VHS tapes as a youngster. Many summers spent renting videos at the local rental store. I don’t have many of my own videos anymore, but I do have the VCR-to-DVD combo converter other folks mentioned. It’s mainly been used to copy old home videos to DVD, though.

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Jill! 🙂

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    • Hi Phillip! Remember Block Busters? Wow, they were on every corner. A couple years ago the last one in our area closed…it was kind of sad. Well, hopefully you’re making lots of home movies of my little pal, Angus! He’s a cutie!
      I had a great Thanksgiving and hope you did as well. 🙂

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  21. Hey, Jill, your post brings back memories of when we used to try and “schedule” our VCR player to record our favorite TV shows while we were both taking classes at night. Somehow we managed to live through the disappointments of the scheduler not working as advertised. Now that we stream video through Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, we get in a huff when our movie du jour is not available. There’s something to be said for those old warm and fuzzy moments … we didn’t take so much for granted then. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Our “Black Friday” was spent getting our car serviced (regular maintenance) and cleaning our house so we can enjoy it for the weekend. With three cats, a clean house doesn’t stay that way long 🙂

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    • Hi Marie! First off, congratulations on meeting the NaNoWriMo challenge! You definitely rocked it, finishing several days early. Great job!
      Oh, I forgot all about the difficulty in scheduling recordings. I guess it was such a frustrating experience, I blocked it from my memory. I don’t think I ever figured that out.
      I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you did as well. I too spent Black Friday out of the stores and at home cleaning and writing. It was a very productive day.
      Enjoy the rest of your weekend and again, congratulations! 🙂

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  22. I know you’re talking about nostalgic things, and I do indeed still have my VCR and the tapes that I just MIGHT watch again (including a version of A Christmas Carol that is one of our annual watches.) However, the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the questions was “pictures” b/c of the guilt I experience when I think of throwing people’s faces in the trash. I actually have a portion of a picture box labelled “People’s children.” Most must go. I am committed to purging soon. Maybe I can leave the selected items on the table, leave the room, and my husband can make them disappear. Yeah, that’s what I’ll do!

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    • Hi Shel! Despite the agony I felt in your comment, I had to laugh. First of all, I’m very impressed that you’re so organized you have part of a picture box labeled “People’s children.” Secondly, I feel the same about throwing away pictures, as a result I have boxes and boxes of photos stacked on closet shelves. At some point in my life, I got tired of putting pictures into albums. I do have a project on the back burner to put all of the special photos into albums or onto CDs. I think that’s a good plan to leave the dirty work to your husband. 🙂 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  23. Two of the old, outdated things I can’t bear to part with, Jill, are my husband and our dog. Luckily, we all love to watch old movies, to curl up together on the sofa (with our dog curled up on the floor next to the sofa), eat pop corn, and on cold nights also have hot chocolate with real marshmallows. Ah, so wonderful.

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  24. So love Marylin’s comment, Jill 🙂 The husband will be so relieved!
    I still have our VCR too, sitting below the more modern DVD player. Neither gets much use in our house and if I moved it I’d have to dust beneath wouldn’t I? 🙂

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    • Hi Jo! I loved Marylin’s comment too! I’m just glad she mentioned her husband before the dog. 🙂 Ha ha! Oh yes, no doubt plenty of dust has accumulated under your VCR and DVD players. With all of your travels, I don’t know how you would ever find time to watch a movie. 🙂

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  25. Jill you reminded me of some great movies here 🙂 I think my friends and I watched Grease a hundred times on VCR. Speaking of nostalgia I still have my grandparents’ old cameras from the 50s and a reel projector with a couple of home made movies from the 70s. I loved those TV/VCR combos and if we hadn’t moved across continents I may have kept our one! 😀

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    • Hi Yolanda! We would have been great pals growing up. I loved Grease…still do. I remember when I saw it at the movie theater for the first time. Since then, I’ve watched it over and over and whenever it’s on TV, I’ll watch it again. I’ve even been known to turn the volume up and sing along…poor Derek. That is so cool you have the old cameras from your grandparents, a reel projector and home movies. Take care of those, I know you will, but those are priceless. How fortunate you are to have such treasures. I hope you had a great nature hike this weekend! xo

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  26. Oh, this is precious Jill. And I can so relate. I have kept a pocket tape recorder. I doubt you could even buy tapes for it anymore. My Mom and I used to send taped “letters” to my brother and some of our letters are still on the tapes. I can hear her voice again even though she died in 1993. It’s an amazing thing and even though it is obsolete, I can’t throw it away.

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    • Wow, Dor…what a gift you have with those tapes. It is truly amazing. I have messages saved on my cell phone for that very reason. Thankfully my parents are still alive and well, but one never knows. I remember sending the taped letters too! I had forgotten about it until I read your comment, so thank you for igniting a fond memory. xo

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  27. I am pretty sure we have our old VCR packed up in the basement. I like your old feelings.. 🙂 There are more than a few things I can’t part with.. my first teddy bear, he is 63 years old! Also out right now for the season, a ceramic Christmas tree with lights that my Mom made for us over 40 years ago. Good Morning!

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    • Hi Pix! I suppose many people have VCRs tucked away in their basement or attic. What a special seasonal decoration you have in the ceramic Christmas tree. I love that you have your first teddy bear! I wish I still had my Holly Hobbie doll. Derek still has his stuffed Snoopy that he got when he was four years old. Snoopy is missing an eye and has half a mouth, but he’s still cool. 🙂

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  28. Very true! I still have a VCR that I haven’t parted with either, but it’s out in the garage. My husband has a record player, though. Great post – I felt nostalgic reading it. Found you through Jenny Pellett, btw. Thought I’d pay you a visit. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Lynette! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment. That’s nice your husband still has a record player…I wish I had hung on to mine. Don’t you just love, Jenny? 🙂 Have a great week!

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  29. My VCR is old enough that it’s a combination VCR/DVD player. I haven’t watched a tape on it, though, for a long time. I’ve kept some old tapes in case my grandson might like to watch them, but he’s not interested. My sister is the sentimental one. She’s kept some of our old toys.

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    • Hi Nicki! I’m sure your writing and other activities keep you too busy to break out a tape and watch a movie. That’s nice that your sister has kept some of your toys. I wish I still had some of my favorite books from childhood. Have a great week!

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  30. Nope, the VCR went ages ago and we now have a DVD player or watch films on demand on the TV. The old tapes went to the charity shop and that was that. I’m not good at hanging onto bits of equipment – that’s my husband’s department. Our garage is full of stuff he thinks he might need.

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  31. Oh Jill, we still have all our old videos, mostly the old ones the kids used to watch. They are in a box up in the loft and I can’t bear to get rid of them! All the Disney, loads of family films and a good many that you mention here also. Despite all the moves and all the endless trips to charity shops and thinking I’m doing a great job of having a ‘proper sort out’ I still can’t get to grips with certain things and videos and our old VCR are a few of them 😉 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Jill…I’m catching up manically as usual and just lost my internet, so getting this comment in fast in case it goes out again… see you soon 🙂 xoxo

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    • Hi Sherri! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m know you had a fantastic weekend celebrating with Nicky. I hope you’ll share a few photos. I’m the same, Sherri. Each month I donate a bag of clothes or other items, but there are just some things I can’t let go of. Sorry to hear you’re having internet issues…that’s the pits! Hang on…you’ll catch up. Talk to you soon!
      xo

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      • Oh I’m so glad Jill…and thank you 🙂 Seems a bit better today…and I’ll have to look through the photos, might just email you some 😉 Have a great day! xoxo

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    • Ahh…just came over to see if you had snow and you have, great! I found out how to do it from another blogger and tried to come over here but my internet went out as it has been doing for the last several days. Never a dull moment eh? So glad you found it…isn’t it wonderful? Hope you are having a great week my friend, and not too stressful. See you soon 🙂 xoxoxo

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  32. We still have our VCR in the bedroom. Haven’t used it in ages, but many home movies are still on video cassette that we probably should have converted.

    I have all my old vinyl record albums stuffed in a guest closet. I love the old cardboard covers they came in. Some had extra inserts, like posters of the band or lyrics of the songs. Sigh. I have two STYX albums that were considered limited addition, because one is blue vinyl instead of black. The other has a written inscription imbedded in the black vinyl. Ahh, how I miss my 80’s hair bands albums. 🙂

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    • Ha ha! I miss those 80’s hair bands too, Lori! I wish I had held on to my albums. Wow, blue vinyl…very cool. I’d certainly keep those. Oh yes, I loved the posters that came with the albums and the lyrics. I still remember purchasing Rumors by Fleetwood Mac. We sure grew up during a great time didn’t we? 🙂 Have a great week, Lori!

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  33. Jill, our first VCR broke, so we bought a VCR/DVD combo several years ago. I still have all of my favorite movies on VHS, too, especially all of the Disney movies my mom bought for our kids when they were little. I watch them by myself most of the time. I just keep praying the VCR never breaks! I don’t want to have to replace all of those movies. 😉

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    • Hi Patsy! I hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving. I’m surprised my VCR has lasted this long. If you have a big collection of VHS movies, it can get expensive to replace. If your VCR does break, check out Amazon, they have some good prices on old DVD movies.
      By the way, I loved your Christmas sketch. You really should think about doing some Christmas cards for next year. xo

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      • We had a nice Thanksgiving. It’s always just us; no family to have it with any more.

        I will check out Amazon when I need to replace the VCR, thanks! I think we are going to have to replace the VCR/DVD combo soon, but I think we are just going to get a small blue-ray player since they can play the DVD’s we have, too, right?

        And yes, I have thought about Christmas cards for next year, but I am just not selling the cards I have, so I don’t know if I want to do that yet.

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      • I’m glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, Patsy! I would say the Blue Ray players will play your DVDs, but I don’t know for sure.

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  34. Hi Jill! I lost you for a while. Now I have to catch up on what you are doing! We have many nostalgic things, as you know from my blogs, but one “thing” along the lines of a VCR, is a rabbit ears TV I have. It is a Sony Trinitron, I think of Good Morning America” and the host saying “Now go out and make it a good day!” on that TV!

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    • Hi Hollis! I’m still here. 🙂 It’s so nice to see you. My heart goes out to you. I know you’re dealing with a lot of challenges now. Wow! You still have rabbit ears…nice! As many issue that we have with our cable company, rabbit ears sound pretty good to me. Enjoy your week!

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  35. Jill, I still have a VCR. It doesn’t work, however. I used it as a clock. 🙂 I say “used,” because that part broke too. I need to toss the thing.
    One thing I can’t part with that I should is my Walkman. I occasionally play CDs on it. I’ve dropped it many times. It’s dented and looks pretty beat up. But I still love it. 🙂

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    • Hi L. Marie! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family. Ha ha…well, it might be time to toss the VCR. Oh my gosh, you just reminded me, I still have my Walkman too! It’s in a guestroom dresser drawer…I can’t bring myself to trash it, especially since it still works. 🙂 Have a great week!

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  36. Jill, I also have a VCR. It’s sitting on a shelf in a closet. I have a typewriter. It’s not working, but I don’t want to part with it. I guess I’m a bit setimental😄

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  37. Ah cute Jill. I remember those, but in the context of tapes for our tiny kids (who are 27 and 25 now 🙂 ) These days I live pretty much a minimalist life, my only nostalgia being 70s – 80s rock which is happily preserved all over the Net.

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  38. Oh how I wish our VCR still worked. We have a DVD/VCR player and the VCR no longer works. I finally gave all our old video tapes away. I have some Disney tapes left, but I know they are destined for the “give away” box too. I am steadily replacing our favorites. Yesterday I ordered 3 Days of the Condor on DVD. The movie used to play on television all the time, but I haven’t seen it in years. I sure wish I had our first VCR back again.

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    • Hi Timeless! Well, your gift of your old video tapes probably provided hours of enjoyment to the recipient. You did good. :)I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment. Enjoy the remainder of the week!

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  39. Our VCR died a few years back and it was a sad day. We held onto the tape for a while, but with the big move, we had to clean house.

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  40. Good grief – don’t even know where to start there are so many things. Once, Bruce and I were in a museum and they had a big display of outdated technology – we couldn’t drag out eyes away from several things we were currently using in our home and enjoying. We still have and use our VCR to say nothing of our non-flat screen TV. We still listen to cassette tapes for gosh sakes. I use and love a wooden spoon that belonged to my Grandmother and often root through my Great-grandmother’s canning recipe book. Nostalgia is a good thing – right?

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  41. I still love watching my old VHS movies. 🙂 I’m not sure I’d be happy with parting with so many things given me by family, but I think the one thing I won’t part with is the doll my mom gave because she said it’s hair was like mine. Just a little ceramic doll with long red hair, but to me it’s precious.

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    • Hi Elizabeth! I’m happy to hear we’re not the only ones watching the old VHS tapes. Oh no, if I were you, I’d never part with the “Elizabeth” doll. That is a priceless gift. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Gosh, I thought I was the last person in the universe to switch from VHS to a DVD (and what the heck is Blu-ray?)… people laughed at me! I was also the last person I know to get a microwave oven and a smartphone! But now I am caught for the next 5 minutes anyway. And “White Christmas” I watch (albeit on DVD) a dozen times around the Christmas season. In fact, that sounds good right now!

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    • Ha ha! Nope, you’re definitely not the last. Well, you have a smartphone, I’ve still got a flip phone. I’m not into gadgetry, as you can tell. 🙂 Oh yes, “White Christmas”…there’s nothing better to watch during the Christmas season.

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