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March 4, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Week #9 – Sounds

Week 9:  Sounds.

Describe any sounds that take you back to your childhood. These could be familiar songs, jingles, children playing, or something entirely different.

I thought this would be an easy thing to write about, but having thought about it for a few days, there are only three sounds that I can come up with which I remember vividly from my childhood, although there must be other sounds that happened!

Firstly I remember very well the sound of the ice cream vans with their echoing, jingly, music  letting everyone know they are there.  We used to love running to get our ice-creams and always enjoyed them, although there were many times because of our little hands, the ice cream just fell out of the cone onto the road!!

As a little girl I completely loved one song in particular that I kept hearing on the radio.  It was Que Sera Sera (Whatever will be, will be) and I think it was sung by Doris Day.  I would sing along to it (and now I look back, I’m hoping not many people heard my attempts – I’m a dreadful singer)!!

Another sound that I remember very much (a song again) was whenever the TV series Robin Hood came on.  I can’t remember what day of the week it was or what time in the evening, but I think the star of the show was Richard Greene.  I loved the theme song too. 

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen,

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men,

Feared by the bad, loved by the good,

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hooooooooood!

Oh dearie me, I’m singing this as I type it and am grinning like a Cheshire cat!!   :-)    And I can’t believe that I actually remember those words!  And I remember those words better than I do the words from Que Sera Sera!

I expect that after I post this item, all the other sounds from my childhood will come back to me, but none so vivid as the above!!

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