from my responses to the previous post, a request was made by ms. lime to display the radio about which I had attached sentimental value…i stuck my toes in there to give a size perspective. of course that assumes my foot is of normal size for a person of my height and/or age. It’s an old Zenith set. There’s no date on it but there is a sentence printed on the back that reads “For best results use Zenith quality tubes.”
The front has yellowed with time, in my memory it was a lot whiter. It sat on a shelf in the living room of my grandparents house in Jamesport, Long Island, back in the days when the road in front of the cottage was sand, the back yard extended into an empty field and the property had a couple big maple trees for shade, even though it was three houses from the beach of Peconic Bay.
The sand road has long since been paved. The beach is gone with the hill leading down to the water turned into a bulkhead. Many of the cottages have been torn down and replaced with monstrous monuments to ego and, looking at google maps, it looks like a road has been cut through where my grandparents driveway used to be to provide access to the mansions that sit on top of each other on the once empty field off the back yard.
I have many fond memories of the time spent in Jamesport. Even though there was always a weird vibe between my Dad and his parents, I always loved being there…