I can put a disc in the CD rom
And surf the ‘net as the music plays
Technology really has progressed
Since the long ago radio days

Before home televisions came along
The radio was the popular trend
To keep up with everything going on
And serials that were all pretend

“The Shadow” and “The Creaking Door”
Usually kept us on the edge of our seat
“The Lone Ranger” and “Hopalong Cassidy”
Gave us all a western cowboy treat

Daddy was a die-hard baseball fan
The Brooklyn Dodgers were his favorite team
But he listened to every game he could get
There were no satellites to send a beam

I remember his listening to far-away games
When mostly all he could hear was static
The signal would always come and go
And comprehension was very erratic

Mother liked to listen to the music programs
Especially a station that took requests
I couldn’t count the postcards she mailed
To get the songs played that she liked best

We always looked forward to Saturday nights
And the “Grand Ol’ Opry” broadcast
The kids had permission to stay awake all night
But we always dozed off before the last

For Saturday nights, we had popcorn and peanuts
To go with long-neck bottles of RC or Coke
We’d put the peanuts in the cola and watch it fizz
Then drink it slowly as Minnie Pearl joked

Oh, it’s nice to remember those “good old days”
But I’m happy with the world of today
Time will pass; we’ll get old and frail
And like those memories we’ll just fade away

Kathleen McCoy Eldridge
June 12, 2007
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