Monday, March 26, 2012

The thrift gods sent me a new clock radio!

And not just any clock radio - the exact General Electric "wake to music" AM alarm clock radio that I have been stalking online for several months now. I never pulled the trigger and actually bought one, because the little voice in my head kept saying, you will find one out at the sales - just be patient... It paid off, because I found one at an estate sale for the big big price of $3.00!

My parents had a very similar one next to their bed when I was a kid - I have fond memories of listening to it, especially the show Desperate and Dateless on Friday nights. Does anyone remember that show? I remember thinking it was hilarious, and that it was just a tiny bit scandalous for a little kid to be listening to it...

Anyway, my new radio works like a dream, and I couldn't be happier. The only bad thing seems to be that there are only two AM stations that come through clearly - so this morning I was jerked awake by the voice of Rush Limbaugh... If that won't get you to roll over and turn the alarm off I don't know what will! ;)

** Linking up with Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday - if I can figure out how to do it! hehe

7 comments:

Dolly the Bird said...

Omagosh! I remember that my parents had the same one beside their bed when I was little!! Later it was moved tot he guest room and when we moved into the house they live in now, it sadly went missing. Nice score!

Michelle said...

Ah! So I take it that this one's a keeper. The best thing about your find is the treasured memories and nothing beats that.

bopfish said...

If I had known, I could have hooked you up with one of the two I have. Let me know if you are looking for anything special/ specific.

Mitzi Swisher said...

Yes definitely a keeper! And thanks Bopfish I will remember that :)

leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

love that radio. we had a similar one too growing up.

SusieQT said...

Score! And as a radio collector, I commiserate with you. There isn't a whole lot out there worth listening to on the AM dial.

Charles said...

Cool radio! They don't make stuff like they used to - all you see is, "MADE IN CHINA" everywhere!
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