My life began when I was very young. Mom and Dad had a radio in our home. In those days, it was a news-source as well as an entertainment-source.
One time in my early childhood, when I was too young to remember, Mom took me to her sister’s home. It was far enough away from my home that we had to stay overnight. Being away from my very own bed and familiar surroundings, this itty-bitty person could not settle down. I became fussy. I was definitely uncomfortable.
By happenstance, somebody turned on the radio. Mom relates that immediately my interest was aroused. I listened and as soon as I heard the statement, “The Shadow Knows,” I was at peace. Life was good and the visit became relaxed and tolerable.
Another early memory of radio that I do recall, was visiting my aunt and uncle and cousins at their farm. They owned a radio that sat in a wooden case. It was an old-time floor model. While my cousins and I played games, we listened intently to the adventures of, “The Lone Ranger.”
Radio drama certainly put pictures in our minds’ eyes. Television, being so visual, has made those pictures for us. It may have dulled us from using our own imaginations.
My family and I have discovered new radio dramas that are worthy of our time. We listen to Heirloom Audio Productions, Focus on the Family radio-theatre and Lamplighter Theatre. They are great to listen to as a family whether at home or on an road trip. Check them out. I think you will enjoy discovering the art of listening.
Be sure to look at the images of the old time memories we have for sale in our store.