I went into a thrift store on half-price day, and found a little box of vintage 45's.
As I started going through them, I pulled out quite a few. I couldn't believe how many I found that were songs and artists I knew and loved.
Annette Funicello and Hayley Mills have to be my favorite finds:
Somebody didn't want them.
Maybe the person who had collected them had passed away?
That made me a bit sad.
(Flip side of the two seen above):
I think some of them may have come out before I was even buying records. The very first LP I ever had was a gift - and that was "The Sounds Of Silence, in fact, it was sitting on my desk in the picture I showed you the other day!
And my first 45 was a gift, also. My friend Marcia gave it to me for Christmas in 1968. The song was "Look Around You, It's Christmas Time", by Bobby Goldsboro.
These records I found at the thrift store are in near-perfect condition, for the most part - and the sale price meant they were only ten cents each!
I got a kick out of the young gal at the register.
She said, "Oh, you got the mini records! We just put those out this morning."
No WONDER there were so many great ones there for me to find! Nobody else had even looked through them yet, apparently.
Lucky for me.
(I wrote two posts back in 2009 about some of the old 45's in my husband's and my collections, here and here - if you're interested.)