Friday, 10 April 2015
THE RETURN OF THE 'KELVIN KID'...
Today was a milestone for me in a strange sort of way. I'd
been jaunting (not like The TOMORROW PEOPLE*, before
you ask) around my home town, photographing three nascent
building sites in areas connected to my childhood - before
they change beyond all recognition.
(*More like The YESTERDAY MAN.)
One was just across the road from where I used to reside in
1964/'65, and, on a whim, I chapped the door of my old house.
I explained to the fella who answered that I'd once lived there, and
asked if he'd do me a favour by taking a photo or two of the view
from my old bedroom window. Instead, he invited me in to take
them myself, and that's how I found myself in the home I'd
once inhabited, for the first time in 50 years.
This was the house I was staying in when TV CENTURY 21
first came out, and got my second MARX TOYS YOGI BEAR
on a scooter for my 6th or 7th birthday. I think I may have got my
Marx YOGI & HUCK ramp walker in this house also - although it
could've been the previous one. Having now been back in this
former residence, all my associated memories seem much
more vivid and not quite so long ago.
I think I'll dig out some TV21s later and re-read them,
occasionally glancing at the photos you're now looking at,
and - well - just remember how things used to be.
Posted by Kid at Friday, April 10, 2015