A Few Pennies for a Lot of Thoughts


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For R5-00 at our local flea market yesterday (equivalent to £0-22p or $0-31c) I purchased a set of one CD and one DVD – obtainable from Amazon for £23-63 or R534-81.   For anyone who grew up in and shortly after WWII years, this provides an amazing trip down Memory Lane and into the history of those times.  The cine clips on the DVD are fascinating, and the recordings of the music plus the most notable speeches of Churchill, as well as the declaration of war by FDR in America after Pearl Harbour, add to the feeling of ‘being there’.

Oh, and far more expensively (for another R5-00!) I got a CD of Bill Haley and the Comets with all the usual suspects on it, and some I’ve not heard before.  I didn’t even know that he had done a version of our Rhodesian (as was then) classic, Skokiaan – which refers to a home brew of great potency – or that the last tour of his life in 1980 was to South Africa.

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34 Responses to A Few Pennies for a Lot of Thoughts

  1. libraschild says:

    i didnt grow up with them but those wartime songs do have a nostalgic feel to them… and what an absurd bargain!

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  2. What a find! I haven’t heard that one by Bill Haley and the Comets. Coooool!
    Enjoy your treasure.

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  3. I love flea markets or so called car boot sales here in UK. I wish they were around in Poland when I was younger.

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  4. beeblu says:

    5 ront! What a bargain!

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  5. newsferret says:

    Skokiaan takes me back more that 60 years!!

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  6. Colline says:

    Flea markets are always a good place to find some rare deals.

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  7. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    ah Bill Hayley and the Comets…I remember that well…Rock around the clock I used to get my baby brother to sleep with this when I was 15 years old..as you say,,sweet memories for a few coppers or rand..justgoes to prove that money is not everything

    On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Colonialists Blog wrote:

    > colonialist posted: ” For R5-00 at our local flea market yesterday > (equivalent to £0-22p or $0-31c) I purchased a set of one CD and one DVD – > obtainable from Amazon for £23-63 or R534-81. For anyone who grew up in > and shortly after WWII years, this provides an amazing tr” >

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  8. Tom Merriman says:

    Looks like you came across quote a bargain or two there, Col. Anything that triggers a memory is always good!

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