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Frisbie Museum this Weekend.

 

Ron Frisbie of Akron is a 90+ year old retiree from the local telephone company who has had one passion in life:  to embrace the remembrance of “The Golden Days or Radio” from the 20s through the 50s. To do this he has spent his life collecting the symbols of that period in the old time wireless appliances of the era.  He started in his home but time and a growing collection soon outpaced his dwelling.  And his late wife wanted her house back and so Ron and sons erected a small garage-like two story building at the rear of his home to house his thousands of replicas.  We now are the benefactor’s of Ron’s hard work in this mini museum here in our own vicinity.  Even though shelf after full shelf of every conceivable sample of the radios of by gone days may appeal mostly to the retiree who can remember them and find an example of the radio that adorned their childhood parlors’, Ron is proud of all the young folks from schools and scout troops  he has taken through his collection.  This author has been there twice and looks forward to our next visit knowing that as in the past two, each visit has its own unique narrative provided by our host.  Ron never charges  any money to show his collection but gets his payment in the joy he gives others.  Last trips group in front of the museum:

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