Friday, July 29, 2011

I have ended my list of music that I owned.  I have added many songs and albums through the years.  I need to note that the music that I loved had to be passionate as most Latin and opera music is.  My love for classical music is forever in my heart.
Now for the books I wanted to read.  This is a very long list and many I never did read.  In a sense, my eyes were bigger than my ability to consume.
There are 361 titles, many are children's or books written for young people, and many others would be way above the head of a 17 year old, but I did aim high.
1.  Daddy Long Legs-Webster
2.  In Our Image-Harte (I loved this Biblical book with stunning illustrations)
3.  Homes and Habits of Wild Animals-Schmidt
4.  Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm-Wiggens
5.  My Name is Aram-Sarroyan
6.  The Bible
7.  Dickens Stories about Children
8.  Flute of the Smoking Mirror-Gillmore
9.  Diary of a Young Girl-Frank
10.  The Robe-Douglas

Thursday, July 28, 2011

45 RPM singles
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Love Turns Winter to Spring
Memories are Made of This
Muneca Triste
Que Seas Feliz
Te Quiero Asi

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In 1955 at the age of 17

These were my 78 RPM records-the big vinyl ones.
Emperor Concerto-Beethoven
Rhapsody in Blue-Gershwin
Pier Gynt Suite No. 1-Grieg
Hans Christian Andersen-music from the movie
These next are singles
If I Love
Isle of Capri
Los Marcianos
Maldito Corazon
Song from Desiree

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In 1955 I was 17 and faced with a long summer when I stayed at my grandmother's with no prospects of a trip anywhere, so I decided to fill my life with as many activities as I could cram into those summer days.  I made lists and lists of things to occupy myself and enjoyed a most interesting and active summer.
To begin with I made a list of all the 33 1/2 records that I owned:
Brute force Steel band
Cara Mia
Compagnon de la Chanson
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
My Fair Lady
Night on Bare Mountain
Paris After Midnight
Swan Lake
The King and I
Warsaw Concerto