Today, I appreciate the durability of this old Zenith. While some time ago it gave up on telling time, it still finds and plays radio stations quite well. The sound it deep and the tones clear. Sure, it has been relegated to service in the bathroom, providing news for me, classics for my wife, and rock for the kids. It endures and continues to serve.
Considering the number of computers I've been through, watches, and various electronic gear of more recent vintage, I have to say I appreciate a product that endures like this old Zenith. It can't do all it used to do ... but it still does its primary job. As long as it continues to do so, I'll keep this old radio around and remember that not everything was always made for a throw away culture. I appreciate that.
Do you have any old, enduring objects in your life you'd like to discuss? Let me know. Please, though, don't bring up spouses. I don't want to be responsible for the strife that follows!