On Saturday Afternoons In 1973

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Proof, if it were needed, that Da read the Tiger!

One of our favourite Rickie Lee Jones songs is “On Saturday Afternoons In 1963”. It is a beautiful song; an evocation of her childhood weekend memories. I think it basically tells the story of how – as you grow older – time travels ever faster. Weeks and years rush by as adults, caught in their repetitive cycles, in a way that’s simply not true for children. The song reminds us of how fresh the world once seemed, and how a child’s inquisitive spirit makes everything seem fresh and new and memorable – in a way more real. Davidd and I were too young to remember 1963 but we did used to have fun on Saturday afternoons in 1973. Today, I thought I would share these memories with you.

In My Day

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I was chatting with a friend the other day while her kids were playing around the house. While she was chatting to me she kept jumping up and down to see what the kids were up to at such an alarming rate that it started me thinking of how things have changed over the years. As a child I was very much left to get on with life. My mother didn’t run around after me like mothers seem to these days.