Some families have heirloom crown jewels, priceless art, or historic documents; my family had a radio. Of course we have other special things, but one little Sony has filled the places we love with music, recorded voices and captured our energy.
Upon discovering some of Papas handmade tapes, I decided it was time to digitize his many interviews, songs and lectures. I pulled out my sweet little stereo, given to me by Papa when I bought my first house, and attempted to load the ancient tapes into my computer. The "Silver Fox Sony" had finally taken a bow.
As a die-hard purger, I can happily throw away most things; this radio I could not. So, one day last week, I put on my "go green" hat and set out to salvage anything I could.
As I unscrewed and detached, inspiration hit. From the buttons to the counter, many pieces seemed art worthy. I was able to make 2 necklaces, a key chain and 4 pair of cufflinks. What wonderful "heirloom" gifts these will make in our difficult year ahead.
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