Columbia Records began the first mass production of the 33-rpm LP (long playing) record. The new format could contain 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on a 78-rpm disc, the standard of the day. Columbia president Edward Wallerstein wanted to hear an entire symphonic movement of one side of an album and cajoled a team of a thousand men to bring it into being. (1948) Read More
If you remember listening to your favorite music on either a 78 or a 33 you are closer to one age group in our next story than the other one.
The Clean Cut: Seattle retirement home doubles as preschool
With the help of children, one Seattle hospital is trying to combat the loneliness that often accompanies aging.
At Mount St. Vincent, the Intergenerational Learning Center houses a nursing home and a preschool, where the children receive care and attention from the elderly, and the elderly feel a renewed sense of worth.When I was a kid they had a unique phrase that described this phenomena: "going to grandma's". Going to grandma's was regarded as the highlight to any week for everyone concerned. The grandparents loved it, after all they got to see me. I loved it, I go to see them, do fun stuff and it was nearly impossible for me to do wrong. My parents always seem to be happier afterwards to. Although come to think of it that might have something to do with how I got my brother and sister.