Phil Nee

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Tru Scale Farming In 1968 With The Radio

When I was just a 'wee Nee ,  I would pretend farm with my collection of Tru Scale toys.  Thanks to my status as a spoiled brat, my imaginary farm had every implement a kid farmer would need.  My parents would buy me toys at Keegan Implement in Richland Center whenever they needed to bribe me into a shot,  a haircut,  staying with a baby sitter, etc.  It may not have been the best parenting, however, I still have all of the toys today and they are very collectable.  My son played with them and, hopefully, my grand kids will.  While playing on the kitchen floor in 1968, the radio was playing the current hits.  As I sent corn kernels up my Tru Scale elevator into the waiting grain bin (an empty Quaker Oat Meal container) some of the hot hits included:  Hey Jude-Beatles,  1,2,3, Red Light-1910 Fruitgum,  Born To Be Wild-Steppenwolf,  I Say A Little Prayer-Aretha,  Hello, I Love You-Doors,  Midnight Confessions-Grass Roots,  and People Got To Be Free-Rascals.  I remember the night in the Fall of 1968  I was doing some Fall plowing on the living room carpet and a video tape of the Beatles singing Hey Jude played on the Ed Sullivan show.  My mom exclaimed (as she had every time they were on t.v. since 1964) "just look at their hair"!  

I hope you will join me Saturday night for my radio show called Those Were The Days.  It will be great to be back in the studio to take your requests for music from the fifties through the eighties.  Perhaps you will win and amaze your friends when we throw our trivia questions on the air.  Between six and midnight Saturday night, Those Were The Days will be on FM 100.9.  Let's have a rock and roll party!


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