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Mexico 1970

There were rumours,

of decimalisation.

A new decade in modernism,

at Manor House Junior school.

 

It was the summer of 1970.

Of Esso World Cup coins.

Fools gold for heroes.

My Dad didn’t own a car.

 

My best friends name was Zolly.

He had a brand new colour TV.

A yelping dog called Bugsy.

A Jewish bosomed mum.

 

And Rosa taught me to dance,

eat a pickled herring.

She wore the world in beauty.

Just like Pele's final pass.

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Janet Ramsden

Sun 2nd Nov 2008 21:34

Oh heck,
you got my mind buzzing now. I remember decimalization. My mum made me go shopping everywhere with her 'cos she found it difficult to work out the rate.
Which is pretty much like i am now when using the euro's.
Love Janet.xx

steve

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Sun 2nd Nov 2008 18:40

excellent - a very odd time in world history Ralph eh!

Fools gold for heroes - oh yes ; )

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