Look what I found at St. Vincent's:
We don't own a record player, so I don't look at the records, but this was sitting over in housewares where someone else had abandoned it. I had the 45 RPM storybook version when I was little and it gave me chills. It was that strange scraping sound as the stone door slid open and the goblins grabbed Bilbo and the dwarves. (I found a video of the one I had on Youtube and immediately had a little boy at my side watching. Records that go along with books are a hard concept to explain to a modern eight-year-old, even one who's grown up on old time radio shows and Grandma's antique mall!)
And Gollum. In my mind, this is always going to be what Gollum looks like.
It shows how different I was as a child from my own children. When the Lord of the Rings movies came out I was thoroughly convinced that they were too dark and scary for my children's little eyes. I was wrong. They love the movies.
I don't know quite what I'm going to do with this, but I knew I'd regret leaving it behind.
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