I remember # 2

On May 9, 2013, in I remember, by Luke McKernan

31. I remember walking along a garden path towards a gate, my earliest memory.

32. I remember Peter and Jane.

33. I remember Alberto y Los Trios Paraguayos.

34. I remember that the last film to be shown at the Academy cinema in Oxford Street was Dangerous Moves, a Swiss film about chess.

35. I remember Bazooka Joe bubble gum.

36. I remember David Hemery winning the 400m hurdles at the 1968 Olympic Games.

37. I remember it being reported that footballers were getting more intelligent after Brian Hall BSc joined Liverpool.

38. I remember Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but seldom the other guy.

39. I remember Bishan Bedi and his turban.

40. I remember being woken up and allowed downstairs to see The Seekers sing ‘Morning Town Ride’, my favourite song, on evening television.

41. I remember ink wells.

42. I remember Wei Wei Wong.

43. I remember wearing long trousers for the first time.

44. I remember a promo film for Alice Cooper’s song ‘Elected’ in which a woman interviewed in the street said she thought he would make as good a US president as anyone.

45. I remember rods, poles, perches and chains (a chain being 22 yards, or the length of a cricket pitch).

46. I remember being offered a toy policeman’s helmet and saying that I didn’t want it, when in fact I wanted it more than anything.

47. I remember reading Pilgrim’s Progress.

48. I remember being especially fond of the puppet mouse Nana Mouskouri would talk to on her TV show.

49. I remember going to a university dance and realising that every girl in the room had a haircut like Lady Diana.

50. I remember Guy the Gorilla.

51. I remember S-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-mon Dee (and his E-Type Jag).

52. I remember feeling terribly sad at the lyrics to Hot Chocolate’s ‘Brother Louie’, in which the parents of a mixed race couple were equally prejudiced against the other.

53. I remember shoes with animal footprints on the soles.

54. I remember Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby.

55. I remember Bleep and Booster.

56. I remember finding myself at the edge of a shower of rain – a step to the left and I was wet, a step to the right and I was dry.

57. I remember Marmite fritters.

58. I remember laughing so much I thought I couldn’t breathe any more.

59. I remember Mouldy Old Dough.