Don't you just love to solve a mystery?
I have one that needs solving...
though I'm not sure you can help me out with it.
Last week one afternoon...
...I opened the front door to find a bag tied to the door handle.
I had been home all afternoon...
and had not heard the doorbell.
I checked the doorbell...
and heard only silence.
So it seems our nine year-old doorbell has packed it in.
Well, I also never heard a knock.
I untied the bag and took it in to see what it might be.
In the bag was someone's collection of 8-track tapes.
Since I had just posted a story about my granddaughters' secret fort...
and the old 8-track player they have there...
I wondered if someone was donating 8-tracks for the girl's fort.
How fun is that?
Front and center is my favorite Simon and Garfunkel recording of old!
We had that very same 8-track...
...only ours showed much more wear and tear than this one!
And we never knew that one could purchase protectors to cover the tape.
Our benefactor covered the cartridges with Walco protectors.
Everything in the bag looked like it was purchased yesterday.
Where is Walco?
I have kept three of our 8-track cartridges from the 'good old days'.
This is what they look like.
The theme song on this particular one was 'Hey Jude.
It looks like it got a lot of playing time.
One of these days...
I'll be making a trek out to the secret fort....
and we'll see if we can make music with great-grandma's 8-track player.
Maybe one day I'll know who gifted us with their pristine collection of 8-tracks from the 60's.
Maybe someone will give me some clues!
And just in case you stop by to deliver anything in the next few days..
...you might want to ring the Swiss cowbell that is sitting there.
I know the doorbell won't be chiming before the electrician comes calling!