31 August 2011

Friday 15 August 1941: played gramophone for Maud

Very mild, very dull, rain till afternoon but still no sunshine. Miss Dickson did a morning's house cleaning as usual. I did some shopping in the morning also calling to see Cousin Maud and to take a cookery book to Aunt Hannah. More shopping in afternoon. Cousin Maud came in evening; played the gramophone for her; she liked Toccata & Fugue in D minor by Bach, played on the organ. French polished 14 ins balsa propeller; looks very beautiful with a surface like glass. (Illustration: 1899 painting by Francis Barraud which became basis of trademark of HMV - His Master's Voice - records. The dog's name was Nipper, owned by the artist's brother, Mark.)

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