Crazy Record Finds
Over the years I've found records in some crazy places......was just thinking about one today and I thought I'd share.Back in the mid-late 80's there was an ad in the Dallas Morning News classified section advertising an Estate Sale in small town about 60 miles east of Dallas called Elmo. A friend of mine had been out to it and came back with tales of endless records, magazines and other more bizarre items.My brother and I headed out there on a Saturday morning and walked into what had to be the greatest pack rat sale of all time. The house was on a large piece of property with a barn, two 18 wheel trailers and a variety of junk cars scattered about. We were told the records were in the barn and started there.....Piles upon piles of LP's everywhere....all genres and plenty of raers. Our pal climbed up into the barn loft and found a shoe box filled of nude polaroid photos of what appeared to be local women as they were taken right there on the sight.Next we went out to the 18 wheelers....filled from top to bottom, front to back with magazines.....mostly porn magazines and all vintage. Small "specialty" magazines that I had no idea existed back in the 40's & 50's ....fetish magazines, black only magazines, nudist colony magazines...definitely more than 100,000 of them.But the truly amazing part happened just before we left....someone, and I don't remember who said "Have you guys looked in the old cars???"......with that I walked over to a 40's Ford that was under a tree, and it was filled with records, opened the trunk and it was filled with records too....all the cars on the property were filled with records!!! The ones exposed to the sun were obviously ruined but the trunk and lower back seat Lp's were just fine.....found a copy of Roscoe Shelton on Excello in the trunk of that old Ford.To this day my brother and I still kick ourselves in the ass for not buying all the magazines.....not sure who wound up with them but believe me, old man wacking material for years!!!!