Whimsical correction

Vintage.es has pix of people listening to radios. Most are German, but this one is delightfully American, and reminds me that the Zenith Transoceanic was originally meant to be a portable for boating.

So the Zenith needs to be added to this whimsical item, especially since the Transoceanic has a specific Okie connection for me.

Reprinting with the addition:

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EnidBuzz asked for misheard lyrics. One commenter said that her school always sang the state song, and she had her own version and her own image of the song.

Original words:

Oklahoma, where the wind comes whistling down the plain
And the waving wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, every night my honeylamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
Making lazy circles in the sky.

Her image:

Oklahoma, where the wind comes whistling down the plain
And the waving wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, every night my honey, lamb, and I
Sail along and talk and watch a hawk
Making lazy circles in the sky.

Makes far more sense because sailing brings the wind into the scene as a character. Okie wind is always there. A typical day is 20g30, and 30g40 is nothing special.

Polistra and Happystar are inspired. (Sputnik subs for the hawk.)

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Footnote: Here’s the story of how the state belatedly replaced its HORRIBLE original song with the WONDERFUL Rogers and Hammerstein number.

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