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VHS memories

Remember when those were in vogue? My Dad used to work with a guy, whom everybody affectionately called Big Joe, who purchased a VHS (video home system) back in the late seventies. Said it cost him about $1,000. I can still remember the first movie I saw on VHS: Alien. Then it was Psycho 2. I thought our family was moving up when my Dad bought a top-loader video cassette recorder. He’d even take it with him on business trips and tape movies off of cable; my favorites were Beastmaster and the very underrated suspense film Raw Courage.

And now, to think you can easily get a VCR for less than $50 these days with the proliferation of digital video disk players.

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