a2z: J is for Jukebox

It’s “J” week on the a2z meme. I didn’t know what to write about so I asked my husband, Mr. Quiet, “Any ideas?”

Mr. Quiet, “Jingle, juggle, joy.”

Love the man, but while he can remember the oddest things he has trouble recalling what I’ve written about on this blog. While I’m mulling over the best wife responses to his suggestions, he comes up with another word.


“What can I possibly write about a jukebox?”

“All those times you hung out with friends in college listening to music instead of going class? Dropping hard-earned money in the slot to play your favorite songs?”

Again, Mr. Quiet has forgotten a few things I told him about my college experience. It was nothing like his. I never went anywhere except to class, the cafeteria and the library. Oh wait, there was the year I discovered the foosball table. I might have missed a few math classes because I was winning.

“Do they even have those things anymore?”

Mr. Quiet, “Don’t know, maybe they’ve been replaced by the cloud.”

“Maybe. How sad.” In my hometown at the Frost Top restaurant there was a jukebox. My family went there sometimes for burgers. My favorite song was, “I Shot the Sheriff.” My dad seemed to run out of money after I played that one…wonder if it was because he was a policeman?

Just in case you are too young to know what a jukebox is let me define it for you. It a beast of a record machine, you put in your money and picked a song from the menu. There would have been a button next to the song with an A or a B and a number, and it looked like this:

Image credit: <a href='http://www.123rf.com/photo_14412112_retro-jukebox-isolated-on-white.html'>jvdwolf / 123RF Stock Photo</a>
Jukebox! Pin me I’m history!

Imagine carrying that around with you instead of an iPod.

About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

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  1. Oh my gosh. That song is on my top 10 “I can’t stand this song” list. Don’t know why. Just never cared for it. It’s right up there with “American Pie.” Love jukeboxes though!

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