On Tuesday, one of my children called from school to indicate that he was not feeling well. Whenever I pick up a child sick from school with a questionable ailment, I like to take him somewhere that he doesn’t like to go to celebrate the partial day off school: namely, thrift stores and antique malls.
Although his mother convinced the boy to gut out the day at school, we went to a couple of thrift stores after school to help cement the association in their minds.
I got a couple albums.
- James Galway, Mozart: The Two Concertos
- Perry Como, I Believe
- Time/Life’s Great Men of Music boxed set for Prokofiev
- Pete Fountain and the New Orleans All Stars
- Pete Fountain’s New Orleans at Midnight
- Pete Fountain, On Tour
- The Four Freshmen, Got That Feelin’
- Unforgettable Dinah Washington
- Terry Gibbs and Bill Harris, Woodchopper’s Ball
- Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Greatest Hits
- Dave Brubeck Quartet, Angel Eyes
- Maynard Ferguson, New Vintage
- A Taste of Honey
I haven’t even finished listening to the albums I got last month.
I need to spend some quality time in my parlor with my record player.
Also note the boy is feeling better, or at least covering it better.