Hi Norm and Ginny,
I found an ipod player on Amazon...
It's a Cyber Acoustics Portable Digital Docking Speaker that costs $33, but I do like the sound quality even when the volume is turned up. It runs on 110 (charging the ipod while it's playing), and on 4 AA batteries that seem to last a good long time.
I actually bought two of them because, after a year, I thought I lost the first one. Of course, I found the first just shortly after I bought the second (except I couldn't locate its adapter which cost almost as much as the dock to replace
). No. 3 Son benefited from the find as he got the new one and I kept the old one.