Monday, September 08, 2008

Heads or Tails

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This week's theme is box.

I'm reminded of a ballerina music box that I had when I was little. The song was lovely, but also very melancholy and seemed to invoke sadness. I can't remember the name of the tune it played. "Love Story" or something like that. I don't know what happened to it over the years. It was probably sold in a garage sale, unfortunately. I would have liked to have given it to my daughter.

Here's a video of Frank Mills' "Music Box Dancer" which became an international hit in the late 1970's.


  1. I never had one of those boxes, its sad that you don't have it to pass on now.

  2. I think I had the same little music box when I was little. It's where I stashed my allowance when I was saving up for something... until my sister discovered my stash. Then I started stuffing my money into a sock buried in the back of my sock drawer. She never found it there.

    I love Music Box Dancer. I didn't know it was so new.

    Happy HoT!

  3. i had one of those too. i bet they are worth loads these days! i know the new modern ones you can buy are expensive, so a vintage one ..!

    thanks for stopping by my hots

  4. Love music boxes! I used to play the Music Box Dancer on my mom's piano all the time!

    My HoT is posted. Come on by for a visit if you can get a chance.

  5. I used to have one too!

  6. Very nice post.
    I never had a ballerina box myself.

    I liked that Music Box Dancer song. Thanks for posting it.

    Hope you can stop by mine.

  7. Lovely post! I too had a little ballerina box growing up, but sadly it is long gone :(

    My entry is here

    Stop by if you have a moment. Have a great week ahead!

  8. PS----I'd forgotten you're also in Houston!!

    If Ike takes a turn...stay safe! [I remember Rita's evacuation oh so well!!]

  9. reminds me of the one I got for my first communion, mine was white but played the same song. Very good idea for HoT today, mine is up at The Cafe

  10. I love that song Music Box Dancer. Thanks for sharing!!

  11. I don't think I ever had a jewelry box like that. It sounds pretty. So sad you don't know what happened to it. Have a great Hot.

  12. I had a music box like that when I was little, too. The ballerina got broken and she wouldn't dance. She'd just.. tilt. ;)

    "Love Story" .. The thought of that movie could almost make me cry. Man oh man.. what a tearjerker.

  13. Ah, yes. I had one of those. *sigh* Thanks for the memory. :)

  14. I loved that song and couldn't wait to learn it on the piano! It brought back memories to hear it. Very cool that you found it on YouTube!

    Hope you're having a good week. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!!

  15. I’m still trying to ‘catch-up’ with HoTs after being away from home all day on Tuesday … so I’m glad to see yours here just below your T-13. Nice associations to this week’s prompt. A music box is something I never had ... ever, but maybe I will ... someday ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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