The children who lived around my streets didn't go to the church so I made a whole new group of friends there. This was where I did my growing up and eventually became a Sunday School teacher with the little ones.
|Trinity Methodist Church. Pity about the bus stop.|
The church today has it's own website, hosts a job club and computer club, a sign of the times we now live in.
YO YO was another game that could be played on your own, either outside or inside .It could be put inside your pocket or schoolbag and taken to school. The yo yo was made of wood or tin with a long piece of string and with a flick of the wrist the yo yo could be wound up and down. There was a certain skill to keeping the momentum going as long as possible but that is why we had to practise everyday. Yo yos are still sold today but with bright flashing lights and whirly sounds.We would have loved that but were lucky if ours had more than one colour painted on it.
The record which caused the most controversy during the seventies was, "You're so Vain" by Carly Simon
She released it in 1972 and everyone wanted to know who she was singing about. Lots of name were mentioned, Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, David Bowie, Cat Stevens and even David Cassidy. It has certainly kept her in the news over the years until she finally divulged in 2011 that the song was about David Geffen. Who? Yes we were all disappointed after being kept hanging for all those years that it was not about a love affair gone wrong but her gay record producer who she thought was promoting Joni Mitchell's profile more than hers. I still love the song.
1964. "You Really got me" by The Kinks
1965,"Yesterday" by The Beatles
1966, "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield
1972, "You Wear It Well " by Rod Stewart
1973, Yesterday Once More" by The Carpenters
1978, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Neil Diamond also recorded by Barbara Streisand
1978, "You're The One That I Want" By John Travolta and Olivia Newton John From Film Grease
As the words tell the story of my reminiscing on this A-Z Challenge I am choosing "Yesterday Once More" by The Carpenters. I love Karen Carpenter's voice she was an amazing singer.
For memories of the fifties and sixties visit Rosalind Adam's blog at Writing in the Rain for her "Y" in the
A to Z Challenge.