The longlasting power of cassette tape

From the attic of random memories

One year back in high school – 1989, me thinks? – I did a theme gifts for a handful of close friends. I distributed cassette tape singles of songs that reminded of that person. (And yes, I know this is cheesier than Lambeau Field, but please note I said “high school”)
she's my sunshine ... and she's so fine ...
To this day I remember a handful of the songs. To one female friend, a longtime subject of my unrequited love, I gave this. To a hip male bud who sweated enthusiasm, I gave this. And so it went.

To another dear friend, and a dear friend is what she was and continues to be, I gave the gift of Dino. It fit her. This dear friend seemed always to be chirpy, smiling through the halls as if mandatory. Her attitude was more contagious than a giggle. When I think of the people from back in the day who made me who I am, she’s in the top 5.

I have no idea if she remembers my random holiday gift, but I do. It popped in my head this morning when I saw it was her birthday. I hope she gets a giggle out of this.

Happy birthday, Christie. Keep beaming.

(As an aside, a couple years ago a friend introduced me to iTunes. He bragged it contained every song you could think of. My immediate challenge? Anything by Dino. Sigh. Apple is so overrated.)

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One thought on “The longlasting power of cassette tape

  1. awwwww, Rob. I love you so much! You are one of my favorite people on this earth, because you know where I come from and because of the friend you’ve been in all the years since.
    I do have a vague memory of that tape (I can probably guarantee you, though, that I still have the cassette. Brandon has tried to get me to throw away my collection every time we move). However, after watching that video there may be a very good reason for me to block it out. LOL Wow, now that is what I call dancing! We are in so much trouble when our kids get old enough to realize what dorks we were in the 80’s.

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