our first transistor radio and how it broke my arm

rarity By rarity, 22nd Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3f8jak_q/
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Many years ago, the coolest thing a family can own was a transistor radio.

hurray, had our first transistor radio!

During my childhood days, which had been many years ago, we did not know that there was such a thing as television or the telephone. The computer was not even in our imaginations or dreams then. At that time, the coolest thing that a regular family could have was a transistor radio. I did not even know that there were families who owned televisions (about 3 or 4 families)in our community. Just imagine what kids in our neighborhood were missing. We only listened to the radio drama that our neighbor would deliberately play so loudly so we could also hear it. One day though, our mother surprised us by bringing home a transistor radio.

Philips radio

Our first transistor radio was a rectangular Philips and it amazed me no end at that time. At last, I could see and touch the unit and listen to all the wonders it gave. In order to ensure that the radio would be safe and everybody would get to hear the drama that was being played at that time, my mother placed it on top of a high table.

how many small people are in there?

As everyone listened mesmerized to the radio drama, I stealthily climbed up the table without anyone noticing me. I was enraptured by the rendition of so many voices crying, shouting, and talking like in real life. In my mind I was asking, "How many small people are in there?" I asked the adults around but they could not tell me the answer. While I was trying to figure out how those small people got inside the gadget, I accidentally leaned an arm on nothing and this made my whole eight-year-old body to fall. This fall broke my right arm and I had to wear a bandage used as sling tied around my neck to support my broken arm.

coincidence

Fast forward many years after, I was given the opportunity to host a radio program that required me to do voices like in a radio. You bet, I did it so well nobody knew I was the only one doing all of those characters.

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Philips Radio, Transistor Radio

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My writing will be about life in general. I'd been a teacher before I shifted to being a self-employed person. I happen to have several interests, like I'm a dog-lover, I love to dance and sing too.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Nice share, rarity. I remember my first transistor radio - a Sony. I was fascinated by radio in my younger days and once craning my neck to listen, I got an elecrtric shock that dosoriented me and almost knocked down the radio! siva

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author avatar rarity
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

What? Ha..ha..we did have strange reactions to new things at that time. Thanks, Siva.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Many years ago, the coolest thing a family can own was a transistor radio.
This is my line too. It was son difficult and so nice to enjoy.
Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar rarity
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Hi there! thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Tess Irons
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Nice article, rarity. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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author avatar rarity
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks for visiting too, Tess.

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author avatar Funom Makama
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

What a great share.... I enjoyed ur experience/.

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author avatar rarity
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks, Funom!

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author avatar Buzz
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Hmmm, you got me curious, rarity. Please reveal your identity. :-)

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author avatar rarity
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Hello, Buzz. Wait 'til you read my next page.LOL It is not approved yet.

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