I remember # 4

On July 10, 2013, in I remember, by Luke McKernan

89. I remember the Young Generation.

90. I remember Betty Stöve, who played in the women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles finals at Wimbledon in 1977, and lost them all.

91. I remember Casey Jones a-steamin’ and a-rollin’ / Casey Jones you never have to guess / When you hear the tootin’ of the whistle / It’s Casey at the throttle of the Cannonball Express!

92. I remember Moira Anderson.

93. I remember Joe Brown climbing the Old Man of Hoy, hours of rock climbing on live television.

94. I remember being told it was impossible to square a circle, and so setting out to prove otherwise (so far without success, but I came quite close).

95. I remember EPs.

96. I remember the firefighter Red Adair, whose daring seemed impossibly thrilling.

97. I remember when I first walked through a revolving door.

98. I remember Jack Hargreaves.

99. I remember punk band the Fruit Eating Bears, whose ‘Door in my Face’ was entered in the UK heat of the Eurovision Song Contest. They came last.

100. I remember walking carefully so as to avoid stepping on any cracks in the pavement.

101. I remember the first Beatles song I ever heard, which rather oddly was ‘Honey Pie’.

102. I remember pretending to be asleep so that I could listen to my parents say how sweet I looked now that I was asleep.

103. I remember Knickerbocker Glories.

104. I remember Derek Underwood coming into bowl, piles of sawdust strewn about the field.

105. I remember when greengrocers picked the fruit and vegetables for you, and how much some resented the change when people started to pick their own.

106. I remember realising that Popeye’s fondness for spinach was propaganda.

107. I remember dolly birds.

108. I remember the TV salesman who appeared repeatedly in advertisements in the early weeks of Channel 4 because some boycott meant that only the same few ads with non-actors could be screened.

109. I remember the Diddymen.

110. I remember being thrilled at the possibilities that were opened up when a teacher explained what the meaning of a ditto mark was.

111. I remember Dandy Livingstone.

112. I remember George Davis is Innocent.

113. I remember The Master Game, a TV series in which chess players provided commentary while you watched them play, so it looked like you could hear them thinking.

114. I remember decimalisation.

115. I remember the first record that I bought, which was Chuck Berry’s ‘My Ding-a-Ling’. The record I actually wanted to buy was Slade’s ‘Gudbuy t’Jane’, but I knew I would have to play it to everyone when I got home and thought that my parents wouldn’t like it.

116. I remember being really worried about the Mysterions.

117. I remember writing in italics.

118. I remember Radio Caroline sinking.

119. I remember Dinky toys.

 

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