When I was a young teenaged girl things were a lot stricter than they are now. Wow! I type those words and my mind remembers well how "rebellious" I felt in 1969 and yet my mind's EYE today realizes just how long ago that was. I was wearing mini skirts, and teasing my hair but I could not go to the Armory for Friday night dances or date. I was envious of my friends from school who could do all of that, and I dreamed of getting a record player in a few weeks for Christmas. The Beatles were a phenom and Paul Revere and the Raiders were groovy! Sure enough my dreams that Christmas did come true and I got a record player to share with my sister just 2 years younger than me. It looked like a suitcase and it was green and sat on our bureau. It was the greatest gift ever!!!! I remember being excited to open the flat square undeniably awesome records too! I remember my quizzical reaction when I opened the two albums. Connie Francis and Herb Alpert's Tijauna Brass WHIPPED CREAM!!!!???? REALLY???!!! Well, it wasn't long before I saved my weekly babysitting money, pay my room and board and take the rest to buy 45's. Eventually I saved enough to buy a couple of albums somewhere in the middle of Andy Williams and the Beatles. Yup, my parents and I compromised, and Tommy Roe became my heart throb and I snuck in The Doors a few months later. You just have to laugh! Did you?~Donna Pin It Now!