As we left the first shop in Drytown, the owner directed us to E T’s Antiques which was just next door.
The first thing that caught my eye as we walked in the door was this awesome Victrola. It was love at first sight!
Next we came across these cards kept in a the glass counter display case.
These cards were hilarious! The lady working at the counter told us that they came from a vintage arcade game. Probably something that looked like this:
Made sometime in the 1930’s, the cards described either a future husband or wife along with their future children. One of the cards listed this description for a future wife, “Your future wife will be an author with some very definite ideas. She will retain her maiden name and live in her own apartment. You will be her once-in-a-while, and she will allow you to visit her between chapters at which time you will be able to walk her dog around the block and be generally over-hauled for your shortcomings. But be of good cheer for you will have 3 little short stories to make you happy.” Along side the picture of the future wife were three children.
After perusing the aisles of the shop we circled back to the area of the store where the Victrola was. I asked the lady at the counter if the phonograph worked and she said it did. I then asked for a demo. The sound that came from that Victrola was amazing. It was as if we had traveled back in time. I loved it so much I couldn’t let myself leave without buying it. I am now the owner of a 1915 Victrola and I absolutely love it!!