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VHS Tapes..... Really!!!

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Sometimes I am amazed at the projects in my house the seem to find me. When those projects find me, I know there is a divine reason for this. All things in God's time.

I have a new recliner that I had not sat in..... on Thursday, I decided to nap in my new recliner. I tried to nap, but my two cats would not let me. They kept jumping on me in my new chair, so I gave up the idea of napping.

I don't have a working T.V. in that room, so I opened the armoire to see if I had kept the old T.V.
I had, along with a bunch of other "Stuff." Among the "Stuff," was quite a number of old VHS video movies that I had recorded off of my T.V. to keep and watch later.

I have watched a lot of these, over and over. That is, when I had a working VCR.

All of a sudden I realized that this was my project for the day. I did not realize what I had gotten myself into. I pulled up two large garbage pails and loaded them up with 30 gallon lawn/leaf bags to throw away those old tapes. {Most from the 80's and with commercials}. I then realized that I had a lot more tapes on a rack behind a door. Eight, yes 8 trash bags later, I am exhausted from getting up and down, looking at the labels, pitching them in the trash and then taking them to the city trash container.

For sentimental reasons, I kept a few tapes.

I found some Christmas cartoon tapes. I called our school system here and was in hopes they could use them. Unfortunately, they don't use VHS tapes anymore. O.K., I am trying to get back to the current century. emoticon emoticon

I have some movies that have the original jacket cover on them. I called the 'Habitat Re-Store'
and they will take those. The rest of my stash are eagerly awaiting Monday trash pickup day.

As I started typing this blog I remembered something. Not something I wanted to remember, but something I needed to remember. When I turned around from my computer, I realized my remembering was true....... darn.

Behind me right now, are three, yes 3 more boxes full of VHS tapes.......... O.K., this is wrong on so many levels......... emoticon

I recorded things on my Mom's T.V back then, or at a friend's, because I had only basic cable. It was great back then. But those are days are gone.

I don't think my city trash container will hold any more tapes, I will probably have to wait until after the trash truck comes by to start again.

VHS tapes....... Really.

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  • AHAPPYSPIRIT
    emoticon Brenda, you just opened my mind. I must have a hundred VHS tapes too. I would love to find someone who would love to have them. I know there must be someone out there that collects them. Any more ideas as to where to look?
    Thanks for the reminder. Have a Blessed Sunday! Irene
    2172 days ago
  • SQUIRRELMOMMA1
    OMG my daughter and I have been going thru our old VHS tapes lately too! I still have a working VHS player. Found it at an auction last summer - still sealed in the box too. Brand new "old" technology. My sister got such a hoot out of it when I won it for a couple dollars. But it has been fun watching old stuff - my oldest DD ballet recitals from when she was tiny.
    2172 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    To sort, toss, and re-organize is the project planned for summer break. It's amazing how much "stuff" accumulates! emoticon
    2173 days ago
  • WESTERNSAGE
    You are not alone! Last year we moved from Colorado to Oregon to downsize and in the process I found tons of old VHS tapes. Most of them, the ones I recorded off the TV, went into the trash, including the entire series of Northern Exposure that I thought would be a wonderful gift for a retirement center. That was before I realized how long the series would go and before the stores started carrying the old programs on discs with higher quality and no commercials! They all went into the trash: not quit so many as yours but darned near. I kept some the classics such as Some Like It Hot and Operation Petticoat, along with several Christmas programs and all my Richard Simmons workout tapes.

    After we got moved I set up my television system and thought I pulled out my VHS player - I thought! My dear ex-brother-in-law had given me a DVD player and my son had given me 2 more. Found those. But now I can't find my VHS player! We are still going through boxes and hopefully I will find it soon. If not I will have to start scouring thrift stores for one; those wonderful tapes are useless without the player!

    Enjoy those oldies but goodies along with the new recliner!
    2173 days ago
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