A 41-year-old man recovered a recording of her later mother after he found a 23-year-old alarm clock that she gave him when he was a young student.
Ed Morrish, who is from Lives but is currently living in Hampshire, England, found the clock when he was cleaning up his garage.
Upon looking at the clock, he found that the recording was still intact and it was working.
The message on the clock is the only thing that he has of his mother.
Thanks to the discovery, his 2 kids, who are 9 and 11, have heard their grandmother speak for the first time.
Talking about the clock, Morrish, who currently works as an audio and comedy producer, said:
When I went to university in 1998, my mother gave me an alarm clock where you could record your own alarm, so I told her to record it. I’ve just found it, and it still works. She died in 2006, and this is the only recording of her voice that I have.
In the recording that was present in the alarm clock, Christine, the mother of Morrish, could be heard shouting.
Upon the alarm, the mother would shout “Get up Edward!”.
That’s a way to make someone wake up in the morning, right?
After the lucky find, Morrish said:
I wasn’t shocked, really; I knew what it was as soon as I dug into the box, so I was just happy it still worked. Lovely to be reminded of her voice and I laughed of course, because it was such a ridiculous thing for her to record.
The thing is, the story went so viral that the inventor of the clock got to know about the recording.
The video of the clock went viral on the internet and it was stumbled upon by Tom Lawton, the inventor of that clock.
Oh my! This is amazing Ed. This was my first invention, WakeYoo. I’m so moved to hear this and hope you are well.
Morrish said that he used the alarm clock when he was studying at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
The clock is around 23 years old and has survived a lot, including 2 years in Central London, 8 years in Harrow, and 10 years in Hampshire.
Talking about the voice of her mother and the clock, he said:
Nothing scares you awake like your mum. I cannot imagine it lasted past moving in with my now-wife in 2004. The batteries had done that weird thing where they go all salty, but I took them out, scraped the contacts clean, put in new batteries – and my kids heard my mum’s voice for the first time.
The funny thing about this is that the children of Morrish were stunned after hearing their grandmother for the first time.
They even asked if she really sounded like that.
When asked what he was going to do with the clock, Morrish said that it will be going by the side of his bed.
He also noted that his kids should use it to wake him up.
Such an amazing piece of old tech, right?
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