SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY
Do you recall a time, my dears, which was quite a while ago,
When Victor Sylvester played the tunes for that good old 'Quick, quick slow'?
When we rushed to buy the records, because we longed to own
All the latest numbers to play on a gramophone?
And do you recall how we wound it up with a sort of handle thing,
So we could wallow at any time in all that jazz and swing?
And do you recall how it wound down with an almost anguished whine,
And how we kept a special cloth to retain the records' shine?
These poor old cast-off relics are now in other hands,
Treated as coasters, dishes, bowls or even teapot stands.
I saw these at the market, this one swinging in the breeze.
What a way to treat those old discarded memories!
Do you recall the days......? You don't ? I know the reason why.
It's because you're you're nowhere near as elderly as I!
A romance of the era here: