What’s Old Is New? A Preteen Wants My Old Walkman
I'm going to show my age a little bit, and maybe own up to some hoarding potential, but I have this old Walkman. It's probably about 25 years-old, and a preteen actually wants it.
I was really surprised. On a couple fronts, honestly.
First, that for reasons beyond my own understanding, I have hung on to this thing for over two decades. I would guess I last consistently used it about 15 years ago. It's been along the ride during moves from four states, and it's always been something I knew I "might" get around to using again.
My promise to myself as I prepare to move (in the next few weeks), is that anything that hasn't been used since I moved into my current place four years ago is automatically being sold, donated, or trashed.
The second big surprise was that Carly's daughter actually wants it. She's 11-years-old and has an interest in vintage items (you may recall, she wanted a manual typewriter for Christmas), but I'm guessing her cassette tape collection isn't too vast, so the desire for the Walkman was interesting to me.
Of course, it does have a pretty killer AM/FM tuner, so she will be able to have it on Mix 106 without any problems, and assuming two new AA batteries do the trick, she's in business for any tapes she does come in contact with.
The other perk, it is a Sport model, so she can give it a little more hard-core use, right Sony?
I'm also throwing in a Discman Car that I had...I won't even get started on that one.