I find it quite sad when I’m driving around the area where I was brought up and I hardly recognize it. My old house still stands but the playground next to it has given way to an apartment block. Our local dime store, which I loved, is now part of a shopping mall. Despite the disappearance of these physical aspects of my childhood, no one can knock down and erase my memories.
I feel happy and sad when I remember them, especially as my dad is no longer around and we spent a lot of time doing things as a family. Here are a few memories that might resonate with you. Hope you enjoy them!
1 Three Degrees
I’ve selected this image as these three beauties were my mom’s favorite. I believe Prince Charles also had a soft spot for them and invited them to Buckingham Palace.
I was very young when “When Will I See You Again” was released and vividly remember seeing them on TV wearing amazing glitzy evening dresses and having perfect figures!
2 Dad’s Car
No fiberglass and aluminum, the cars were heavy with a strip of wood above the trunk. I don’t even remember wearing a seat belt as they weren’t compulsory back then.
As there weren’t nearly as many cars on the road, road rage was a thing of the future!
3 Home Perms
It was quite common to walk into the kitchen to find mom’s friend transforming her straight hair into a curly (or frizzy) mop. It took hours to do a perm and, if you didn’t like it, tough luck! You had to wait until it grew out!
You had to be careful not to brush your hair or it would end up like a frizz ball!