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@JudyEv (214132)
Bunbury, Australia
July 1, 2020 2:46am CST
The photo of a grey fantail has nothing to do with the story. Back in January 2019, I wrote about an old 78rpm record we had entitled ‘Kelly’s Cow Has Got No Tail’ by the Flanagan brothers. Just a couple of days ago, a new comment appeared on the discussion. It was posted by a new Australian member. She said her Dad had restored his great grandmother’s gramophone and had been searching for the record. She had also been trying to find one for sale. I offered to give her ours. In her PM, she said she had messaged most FB record groups in Australia but most had never heard of the record, let alone had a copy. I asked how she came across my discussion. She had googled the name of the song and my myLot discussion popped up at the top of the page. Man, I am way cool!!!! We had to go to town for milk so we posted off the record, securely wrapped, with the postal clerk adding extra packing for us. By 8 pm, the girl had deposited the postage money in our Paypal account. So it’s all done and dusted and some old man somewhere in Queensland is going to get a lovely surprise one day soon.
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@thelme55 (45776)
• Germany
1 Jul
Wow! That is amazing. I love the story of it.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul
It's like one of those tiny miracle things, isn't it?
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@thelme55 (45776)
• Germany
1 Jul
@JudyEv Yes, it is.
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@DocAndersen (24287)
• United States
1 Jul
that is so cool. The power of the internet!
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul
Amazing that she found me. She joined to contact me but didn't ask me to sell it. I doubt we'll see her again.
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@DocAndersen (24287)
• United States
1 Jul
@JudyEv the internet is amazing isn't it
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
@DocAndersen It is indeed. And yet sometimes finding what you want can be really elusive. I guess that's what this girl was finding until she stumbled upon myLot.
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@Alexandoy (59502)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
Gee, that would be great to hear an old record play again in a gramophone.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul
I remember ours and winding up the handle before it would play.
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@Alexandoy (59502)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
@JudyEv you are lucky to have experienced that. Our only appliance at home during my grade school days was the transistor radio.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
@Alexandoy You were only supposed to use the needle three times then replace it with a new one. we used to get fed up with having to wind the machine between each record.
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@Corbin5 (193190)
• United States
1 Jul
You really are way cool!!! So glad that record is going to someone who will absolutely love it.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
It's a nice ending for the record as I had no idea what to do with it. It seemed it was going to be another thing for our sons to deal with when we've gone. However, there are another 13 or 14 of them still in the cupboard. lol
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@Corbin5 (193190)
• United States
2 Jul
@JudyEv Well, I hope the other records find a good home too.
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@Corbin5 (193190)
• United States
3 Jul
@JudyEv Oh, those are priceless!!!
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• Austin, Texas
1 Jul
That's a cool story! But a lot of MyLot stories are indexed and can be easily found via a generic search.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
I'm sure they can but I hadn't ever thought about it before so it was a real surprise to me.
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• Austin, Texas
2 Jul
@JudyEv - Yeah. I hadn't thought about it either until I went searching for stuff and MyLot discussions popped out in the search results. I was surprised but then I thought ... "Hey! This is cool!"
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul
@cmoneyspinner It is pretty cool. I'm sure it has to be good for business.
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@kareng (28022)
• United States
2 Jul
That was very sweet of you to let go of your copy! I'm sure it was worth it to make someone's day! Kudo's to you!
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
Thanks. It's amazing how she found me. It's nice to think the man will be pleased with his surprise.
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@kareng (28022)
• United States
6 Jul
@JudyEv Yes! And something to feel good about helping with too!
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@minx267 (15037)
• Hartford, Connecticut
2 Jul
That's fantastic. I hope he gets a lot of enjoyment out of that record. it was great of you to give it to them!
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jul
We're trying to get rid of things so it was great that it's going to someone who wants it.
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@minx267 (15037)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Jul
@JudyEv awesome. yea, better to someone who appreciates it.
@gr8nana6 (3440)
• Hamilton, Ohio
1 Jul
Wow, that is awesome to say the least. Glad everything worked out for both of you.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
Thanks. It all worked out beautifully.
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@DianneN (176404)
• United States
1 Jul
That's so wonderful!!!
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
Thanks. I thought so too.
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@DianneN (176404)
• United States
2 Jul
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@wolfgirl569 (30676)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Jul
That is cool and great that you could help her
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
Nice that I had, she wanted it, I didn't particularly want it and now her Dad will be thrilled with it.
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@psanasangma (3779)
• India
2 Jul
Ohh wow .. this is amazing !! I am happy to hear this
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
It really surprised me.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
2 Jul
Amazing story and love the bird.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
I zoomed up then cropped the photo but it's now a bit fuzzy.
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@JohnKu (397)
1 Jul
Congratz Life is full of surprises and have a mysterious way to make things work in the end.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
It's like one of those small miracles, isn't it?
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@GardenGerty (123385)
• United States
1 Jul
How wonderful! I love the idea of sharing that way.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
There is always someone who wants whatever it is we're throwing away.
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@snowy22315 (93352)
• United States
1 Jul
That is awesome,,,a real win win!!
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
Something I didn't mind parting with but something she was thrilled to get hold of.
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@nela13 (33356)
• Portugal
1 Jul
That is so great
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
I'm just pleased that the man will now have his record.
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@marlina (102685)
• Canada
1 Jul
Quite an interesting little story,
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
Thanks. Strange things happen in this world sometimes.
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@sarik1 (2139)
1 Jul
That is great .congratulations . amazing .
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
Thanks. I'm glad the guy will now have the record he wants.
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@LindaOHio (40349)
• United States
1 Jul
What a great story. The power of modern technology!
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul
It's quite incredible, isn't it? I've had a warm feeling all day about being able to give this guy something he has been searching for.
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@CinnamonGrl (6679)
• Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 Jul
That is pretty cool! I guess myLot knows what it's doing! Sounds like you're earning your keep at myLot, lol. My sister and I had lots of kids' 78s as children. I remember some of them had pictures on them. I especially remember one of Big Rock Candy Mountain. I wish we'd kept all those things. But you know, if you kept everything you had since childhood you'd be drowning in STUFF. Then I lost ALL my stuff thanks to the Camp Fire. I'm slowly getting new records. But of course, not the 78s. Anyway, that's nice you provided that record for someone. I'm sure it will be treasured by its new recipient.
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@JudyEv (214132)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul
We have another 14 78s and a heap of LPs. I don't quite know what to do with them.
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