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Monday, May 15, 2017

Thinking Of Elvis

In the 50's when my friend and I were going to graduate from high school we played hooky from school. Our parents knew because we were going to San Antonio to try to find a job. We did get one at an insurance company but they insisted we take a week or two vacation before we started after the end of school and graduation. We had to wait a month for our first pay check. When we did get it us and two more girls headed straight to the new Sears, Roebuck just opened on the south side of San Antonio. I had been told about the new singer who was pretty good named Elvis Presley. My aim was to buy a record player which I did. It sure didn't have a stereo sound but to a country girl it was a proud item to have. I needed some 45 records to go with it. Humm that is the singer I heard about so I bought Elvis' first two Sun 45 records. I wish I could remember the names. Don't have time to look it up right now but I really liked my very first paycheck purchase. Now if I had kept them they may be worth more then I paid for them and then some.

9 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

What a nice first purchase you made. In hindsight you're right they'd probably be worth a fortune had you saved them.

LV said...

You are right about the value of those items now.

S. J. Qualls said...

Wow, what a great memory! Super story.

Rose said...

I didn't buy a record player but records were probably some of my first purchases....

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

What a great memory this is! I am so glad you shared it. 😊

salemslot9 said...

07/1954
that´s all right /
blue moon of kentucky

09/1954
good rockin ´tonight /
i don´t care if the sun don´t shine

jack69 said...

Oh yes, he turned out to be pretty big, HAHAHAHA! You were pretty smart. Yep, twould be nice to have the old Victrola and the Sun Records. But the record player was probably a Truetone or something like that, I've forgotten Sear's name for them.
Memories are fun though, aren't they?
Good one!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I can't even remember what I bought with8my first pay check...it'd have to have been clothes! I was really 'into' clothes.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

That 8 shouldn't be there...using phone keyboard.