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 All Rights Reserved


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