Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Record collecting is more than just a hobby

To the Editor:

For the masses, phonograph records are no longer vogue, but this writer, and I am quite sure of a certain amount of others, will not give up on them until there are no more machines to play them on.

LPs, 78 RPMS, 45 RPMs: I have an significant amount of all three, but it has been a long time since I have played anything but the 45 RPMs, of which I may have hundreds.

Whether at rummage sales or at resale stores, I always look for 45s not currently in my collection. At one such sale there was a record entitled “Masterpiece.” Being in good condition and only 25 cents, I bought it, and to my delight it proved to be the very instrumental theme of “Masterpiece Theater.”

Classic country, 60s, and 70s, pop, classical, instrumentals, and polkas comprise my collection which are played at home on a regular basis. For our last two Kleimola family reunions, and then last year at our relatives’ Fourth of July yard party, which has been an annual happening. I brought the records and player. A family reunion again is planned for 2016. At both events, it would be my pleasure to fill the air with time-tested background music.

Donald Kleimola,


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