Welcome to year two of our weekly series of ‘link-up’ Posts which reflect on life’s journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info).
Time to recall the booze of yesteryear. Those naughty little dwinkies that led us as teens down the path of unrighteousness.
My earliest memories of buying booze are of standing in the pub opposite the Girls’ Grammar school which I respectfully attended (I had little shame) at the age of 15, facing the barman and wondering what the hell you were supposed to ask for. I believe I may have blurted “Pernod and Black”, having heard someone else ask for one a minute earlier. A regrettable selection that didn’t really improve for some years.
The sweet lick of nostalgia for me really comes when I hear these names…
Cherry B – Oh God.
Thunderbird (makes me feel a bit woozy just saying it).
Taboo & Mirage (nothing that colour should ever be ingested).
Hooch (less said the better, methinks).
And the ultimate drink-related nostalgia – fantasising about being the girl on roller-skates in the Martini ad (who, it turns out was actually a very young Nicolette Sheridan of Desperate Housewives fame – who knew?)
Tell me about your memories. Is there some boozy nostalgia you’d like to share with us? What was your very first drink?…… Join the Linky or leave a comment. Nostalgia come in all shapes and sizes, so make sure you capture yours.
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A selection of other posts from this series:-
Week 2 – Old School Portrait
Week 4 – Bestest Friends
Week 5 – Teenage Crushes
Week 6 – First Movie Memories
Week 19 – Becoming a Parent
Week 25 – Old Boyfriends
Week 39 – My home town