One of the things I remember the most about going to my Memaw’s (Edna Harris Higginbotham) house was how still and quiet it always was. We would sit in the living room and you could hear the tick tock.. tick tock.. tick tock .. of her clocks. She would have a lamp on, but no over head lights and it always seemed kind of sad to me.
Dad would turn the TV on and she would become annoyed. She was hard of hearing and I think all the noise that we brought with us, plus the TV must have been sounded like a jumbled mess to her and I imagine it felt overwhelming to her compared to the tick tock.. tick tock.. tick tock .. of her clocks.
I never heard her play music, or see her watch TV. So, when my Uncle Charlie Starks called and told me to come by and get my Memaw’s Victrola, I was very excited. I didn’t remember her having one and she certainly never played it for me. Then I saw it, and remembered the cabinet, I just never knew what was in it.
I don’t think I ever saw Continue reading