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LFS
2018-04-12 09:56:34 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
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Jenny M Benson
2018-04-12 10:49:37 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I think I might have had that, but not my first record. One day my
father decided to treat us with a record player and he said to the
record dept assistant at Rushworth & Draper in Birkenhead "What's
popular with the young people just now?" (or words to that effect) and
came home with the Dansette and a handful of 78s which included, I
think, Tommy Steele's Nairobi and Terry Dene's White Sport Coat, though
either or both of those may have been purchased soon after.
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Vicky
2018-04-12 12:55:19 UTC
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On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:49:37 +0100, Jenny M Benson
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I think I might have had that, but not my first record. One day my
father decided to treat us with a record player and he said to the
record dept assistant at Rushworth & Draper in Birkenhead "What's
popular with the young people just now?" (or words to that effect) and
came home with the Dansette and a handful of 78s which included, I
think, Tommy Steele's Nairobi and Terry Dene's White Sport Coat, though
either or both of those may have been purchased soon after.
I had a White Sports Coat as a 78 but sung by the King Brothers I
think, with Running Bear and Little White Dove. I had Tommy Steele
singing Little White Bull but as a 45. My first record, handed down by
my cousin, was When you hear Big Ben.
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krw
2018-04-12 13:43:33 UTC
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My first record
I regret to report that although I wanted "My Little Bull" I suspect it
was actually a Charlie Drake record. Not sure where it went as it was
no longer in Mother's collection when we were clearing the house.
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Vicky
2018-04-12 16:57:51 UTC
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My first record
I regret to report that although I wanted "My Little Bull" I suspect it
was actually a Charlie Drake record. Not sure where it went as it was
no longer in Mother's collection when we were clearing the house.
There is a Tommy Steele version. I still have it :)
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krw
2018-04-13 08:59:06 UTC
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My first record
I regret to report that although I wanted "My Little Bull" I suspect it
was actually a Charlie Drake record. Not sure where it went as it was
no longer in Mother's collection when we were clearing the house.
There is a Tommy Steele version. I still have it :)
Sorry my note was very poorly written. Let me try again.

I regret to report that although I wanted "My Little Bull" as mentioned,
I suspect my first record was actually a Charlie Drake record - probably
"Hello My Darlings". Not sure where it went as it was ...
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Mike
2018-04-12 15:48:40 UTC
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On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:49:37 +0100, Jenny M Benson
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I think I might have had that, but not my first record. One day my
father decided to treat us with a record player and he said to the
record dept assistant at Rushworth & Draper in Birkenhead "What's
popular with the young people just now?" (or words to that effect) and
came home with the Dansette and a handful of 78s which included, I
think, Tommy Steele's Nairobi and Terry Dene's White Sport Coat, though
either or both of those may have been purchased soon after.
I had a White Sports Coat as a 78 but sung by the King Brothers I
think, with Running Bear and Little White Dove. I had Tommy Steele
singing Little White Bull but as a 45. My first record, handed down by
my cousin, was When you hear Big Ben.
ITYM ‘Sport Coat’ ;-)))
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Sid Nuncius
2018-04-12 17:57:34 UTC
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On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:49:37 +0100, Jenny M Benson
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I think I might have had that, but not my first record. One day my
father decided to treat us with a record player and he said to the
record dept assistant at Rushworth & Draper in Birkenhead "What's
popular with the young people just now?" (or words to that effect) and
came home with the Dansette and a handful of 78s which included, I
think, Tommy Steele's Nairobi and Terry Dene's White Sport Coat, though
either or both of those may have been purchased soon after.
I had a White Sports Coat as a 78 but sung by the King Brothers I
think, with Running Bear and Little White Dove. I had Tommy Steele
singing Little White Bull but as a 45. My first record, handed down by
my cousin, was When you hear Big Ben.
I may have said this before here, but as a Midlands lad aged about five
or six, when I heard Little White Bull on Children's Favourites, in
Tommy Steele's unfamiliar accent it sounded to me like "little white
bowl" and I genuinely pictured a small white bowl in a field - and was
very puzzled by the whole thing.

The first record that I bought was when I was aged 9 and living in
Chicago: The Beatles' double A-side of I Saw Her Standing There/I Want
To Hold Your Hand.
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steveski
2018-04-12 21:16:48 UTC
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I may have said this before here, but as a Midlands lad aged about five
or six, when I heard Little White Bull on Children's Favourites, in
Tommy Steele's unfamiliar accent it sounded to me like "little white
bowl" and I genuinely pictured a small white bowl in a field - and was
very puzzled by the whole thing.
Bustin' :-)
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Sid Nuncius
2018-04-13 05:22:05 UTC
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I may have said this before here, but as a Midlands lad aged about five
or six, when I heard Little White Bull on Children's Favourites, in
Tommy Steele's unfamiliar accent it sounded to me like "little white
bowl" and I genuinely pictured a small white bowl in a field - and was
very puzzled by the whole thing.
Bustin' :-)
:o)
I was near Newcastle-under-Lyme, a little way north of "bustin'" territory.
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Mike
2018-04-13 07:34:29 UTC
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I may have said this before here, but as a Midlands lad aged about five
or six, when I heard Little White Bull on Children's Favourites, in
Tommy Steele's unfamiliar accent it sounded to me like "little white
bowl" and I genuinely pictured a small white bowl in a field - and was
very puzzled by the whole thing.
Bustin' :-)
:o)
I was near Newcastle-under-Lyme, a little way north of "bustin'" territory.
Was it out all over?
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the Omrud
2018-04-13 12:02:06 UTC
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I may have said this before here, but as a Midlands lad aged about five
or six, when I heard Little White Bull on Children's Favourites, in
Tommy Steele's unfamiliar accent it sounded to me like "little white
bowl" and I genuinely pictured a small white bowl in a field - and was
very puzzled by the whole thing.
Bustin' :-)
"Bostin'" in my part of the West Midlands.
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steveski
2018-04-13 17:25:27 UTC
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I may have said this before here, but as a Midlands lad aged about
five or six, when I heard Little White Bull on Children's Favourites,
in Tommy Steele's unfamiliar accent it sounded to me like "little
white bowl" and I genuinely pictured a small white bowl in a field -
and was very puzzled by the whole thing.
Bustin' :-)
"Bostin'" in my part of the West Midlands.
Yes, that's the way I wanted to spell it but I thought that non West
Midlanders wouldn't understand.
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Penny
2018-04-12 22:50:40 UTC
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On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:57:34 +0100, Sid Nuncius
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I may have said this before here, but as a Midlands lad aged about five
or six, when I heard Little White Bull on Children's Favourites, in
Tommy Steele's unfamiliar accent it sounded to me like "little white
bowl" and I genuinely pictured a small white bowl in a field - and was
very puzzled by the whole thing.
While I, growing up just north of Watford, was very familiar with the
accent. However, many years later when d#2 wrote her first story at school
in a small Kent village, I was baffled by this tale about a teddy bear and
a little gewl and the teacher had to translate it for me - not, as I
thought, a jewel but a girl. Estuary is subtly different from Lunnon, both
norf and sarf.
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LFS
2018-04-13 08:10:56 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I think I might have had that, but not my first record.  One day my
father decided to treat us with a record player and he said to the
record dept assistant at Rushworth & Draper in Birkenhead "What's
popular with the young people just now?" (or words to that effect) and
came home with the Dansette and a handful of 78s which included, I
think, Tommy Steele's Nairobi and Terry Dene's White Sport Coat, though
either or both of those may have been purchased soon after.
I was given a wind-up gramophone for my third birthday, same as this one:

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/greenslade-taylor-hunt/catalogue-id-srgr10030/lot-9a14fd41-7637-452b-80e7-a4470149c405

We had lots of 78s, mostly opera but also Petula Clark and "Nymphs and
Shepherds". I wonder what happened to them all.

When I was twelve I saved up enough to buy myself a Dansette which I
kept in my bedroom to avoid the inevitable criticism from my parents of
my music choices . The first 45 I bought was "Living Doll" and the first
pop LP was "Please Please Me".
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the Omrud
2018-04-13 12:01:13 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I'm not sure I bought any singles in early life. The first record I can
remember buying was Moving Waves by Focus (a Dutch prog rock band,
M'Lud). An album, of course. They appeared for about 20 seconds on the
recent Whistle Test programme.
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vk
2018-04-13 12:10:13 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I'm not sure I bought any singles in early life.  The first record I can
remember buying was Moving Waves by Focus (a Dutch prog rock band,
M'Lud).  An album, of course.  They appeared for about 20 seconds on the
recent Whistle Test programme.
Hocus Pocus by Focus!
Paul Herber
2018-04-13 12:31:48 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I'm not sure I bought any singles in early life. The first record I can
remember buying was Moving Waves by Focus (a Dutch prog rock band,
M'Lud). An album, of course. They appeared for about 20 seconds on the
recent Whistle Test programme.
My first was Focus III, closely followed by Moving Waves.
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the Omrud
2018-04-13 13:05:35 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I'm not sure I bought any singles in early life. The first record I can
remember buying was Moving Waves by Focus (a Dutch prog rock band,
M'Lud). An album, of course. They appeared for about 20 seconds on the
recent Whistle Test programme.
My first was Focus III, closely followed by Moving Waves.
A man of excellent taste. I still have both, and a deck to play them on.
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Serena Blanchflower
2018-04-13 12:42:34 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I'm not sure I bought any singles in early life.  The first record I can
remember buying was Moving Waves by Focus (a Dutch prog rock band,
M'Lud).  An album, of course.  They appeared for about 20 seconds on the
recent Whistle Test programme.
I can't remember whether that was the first record I bought but it was
certainly one of the first.
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Maugham)
BrritSki
2018-04-13 12:47:07 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I'm not sure I bought any singles in early life.  The first record I can
remember buying was Moving Waves by Focus (a Dutch prog rock band,
M'Lud).  An album, of course.  They appeared for about 20 seconds on the
recent Whistle Test programme.
The lead singer went solo under the name Focme I hear...
Mike
2018-04-13 13:01:52 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I'm not sure I bought any singles in early life.  The first record I can
remember buying was Moving Waves by Focus (a Dutch prog rock band,
M'Lud).  An album, of course.  They appeared for about 20 seconds on the
recent Whistle Test programme.
The lead singer went solo under the name Focme I hear...
Did she marry a lead soldier?
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John Ashby
2018-04-13 20:29:55 UTC
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Post by LFS
Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I'm not sure I bought any singles in early life.  The first record I can
remember buying was Moving Waves by Focus (a Dutch prog rock band,
M'Lud).  An album, of course.  They appeared for about 20 seconds on the
recent Whistle Test programme.
I never bought any of their records, but I have fond memories of their
concert at the Cambridge Corn Exchange - not necessarily for the music.

john
Nick Odell
2018-04-16 13:10:49 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I'm not sure I bought any singles in early life.  The first record I
can remember buying was Moving Waves by Focus (a Dutch prog rock band,
M'Lud).  An album, of course.  They appeared for about 20 seconds on
the recent Whistle Test programme.
I never bought any of their records, but I have fond memories of their
concert at the Cambridge Corn Exchange - not necessarily for the music.
I suspect I have similar memories for similar reasons of seeing Curved
Air at, I think it was, Crystal Palace.

I saw them again last year at Holmfirth Picturedrome. It really wasn't
the same.

Nic
Nick Odell
2018-04-16 13:02:04 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
My first record was Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk, the theme to a
Children's Television drama I was enthusiastically following. I bumped
into actor Richard Vernon in Kingston upon Thames shortly after and
couldn't quite work out why he was there and not in Brighton.

You may think from this and other anecdotes I may or may not yet have
told that I struggled as a child with the alternative realities of film,
television and Real Life. You are probably right.

Nick
John Ashby
2018-04-16 13:15:40 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
My first record was Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk,
Known to Acker and his band as Stranger on the Floor, as opposed to
their other great hit, A Waste of Money.

john
Sally Thompson
2018-04-17 11:45:30 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
My first record was Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk,
Known to Acker and his band as Stranger on the Floor, as opposed to
their other great hit, A Waste of Money.
john
My clarinet teacher called it Strangler on the Shore:-)
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Penny
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My clarinet teacher called it Strangler on the Shore:-)
Mine had never heard of it but that's what various jazz musicians of my
acquaintance called it too. Along with 'Bike up the Strand' and a number of
others I can't remember at the moment.
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BrritSki
2018-04-16 15:46:50 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
My first record was Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk, the theme to a
Children's Television drama I was enthusiastically following. I bumped
into actor Richard Vernon in Kingston upon Thames shortly after and
couldn't quite work out why he was there and not in Brighton.
You may think from this and other anecdotes I may or may not yet have
told that I struggled as a child with the alternative realities of film,
television and Real Life. You are probably right.
Our 6yo gd was astonished to realise the other day the Willie Wonka was
Jack Sparrow ! :)
John Ashby
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
My first record was Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk, the theme to
a Children's Television drama I was enthusiastically following. I
bumped into actor Richard Vernon in Kingston upon Thames shortly after
and couldn't quite work out why he was there and not in Brighton.
You may think from this and other anecdotes I may or may not yet have
told that I struggled as a child with the alternative realities of
film, television and Real Life. You are probably right.
Our 6yo gd was astonished to realise the other day the Willie Wonka was
Jack Sparrow !   :)
No!, Willy Wonka is the Waco Kid!

john
LFS
2018-04-17 07:54:56 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
My first record was Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk, the theme to a
Children's Television drama I was enthusiastically following.
I remember being gripped by that too but have no memory of the
programme. I saw Acker and his band play at the Carfax Assembly rooms on
several occasions, I was a great fan.

I bumped
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into actor Richard Vernon in Kingston upon Thames shortly after and
couldn't quite work out why he was there and not in Brighton.
You may think from this and other anecdotes I may or may not yet have
told that I struggled as a child with the alternative realities of film,
television and Real Life. You are probably right.
I still do...
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Btms
2018-04-17 09:25:03 UTC
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Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
My first record was Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk, the theme to a
Children's Television drama I was enthusiastically following.
I remember being gripped by that too but have no memory of the
programme. I saw Acker and his band play at the Carfax Assembly rooms on
several occasions, I was a great fan.
I bumped
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into actor Richard Vernon in Kingston upon Thames shortly after and
couldn't quite work out why he was there and not in Brighton.
You may think from this and other anecdotes I may or may not yet have
told that I struggled as a child with the alternative realities of film,
television and Real Life. You are probably right.
I still do...
Reading umra but more especially, Archers Appreciation on fb, you are both
far from alone.
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krw
2018-04-17 09:26:03 UTC
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I still do...
Some people seem to think that Ambridge is not real and that there is
something called a cast and "best friends".
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Btms
2018-04-17 09:30:03 UTC
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I still do...
Some people seem to think that Ambridge is not real and that there is
something called a cast and "best friends".
When I was a child, 5/6, my parents were excited to listen to TA on
shortwave radio. I strongly recall thinking it was real.
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2018-04-17 09:58:04 UTC
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When I was a child, 5/6, my parents were excited to listen to TA on
shortwave radio. I strongly recall thinking it was real.
I had to read that carefully a second time after thinking that having
six parents, only five of whom were excited about TA on short wave
radio, was most unusual.
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