A young married couple, living in Lincoln, Nebraska, spent a few minutes here and there, throughout December of 1971, making tapes for his parents. They talked about his graduation from school, her end of the semester, their activities preparing for Christmas (although at one point, Mike mistakenly says it's September), their Christmas celebration, then finally talking about their anniversary celebration on December 27th (coincidentally, also my parents' anniversary).
They used tiny reels, and recorded at 7 1/2 IPS, meaning frequent changes of sides and tapes. Their audio offerings were apparently recorded on at least three of these small reels of tape, but only two of these were spliced together, when I found this reel for sale at a rummage sale or some other similar event, 20 years or so ago. The third reel was to be recorded on New Years Day, when Nebraska would be facing (and crushing) Alabama in the Orange Bowl. Unfortunately, though, that reel did not make it into my collection. Here are both sides of those first two tapes, for you to enjoy: