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, photo-graphing 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 resided 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. 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 - though it could've been the previous one. Having now been back in this former resi-dence, 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