As I read through this thread all I can say is that I hope those of you who are grandfathers or possible greatgrandfathers share this with the kids. One of my biggest regrets in life was not learning about my grandparents life and I try and get my kids to spend as much time with theirs as possible. Great stories all of you: and I hope your families know how great they are too!
I learned to handle the family teak-wooden music furniture where there was this built in turnable with a long stick in the middle.
You could pile up several vinyls on that and after one record was finished the next fell down and started.
The favorite album was "I want to be an echoe from heaven" with the Echoe team.
Well.. had to seddle with my parents music..
I have a picture of me sitting there in my childrens chair, singing and listening.