Close up on a Classic (‘Life’s a Journey’ nostalgia Link-Up, week 69)

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).

I am sitting with YouTube open and my teenage son is asking me what I’m watching. I tell him it’s a really old TV show that I used to watch as a kid. He’s laughing at its naff-ness, understandably. He has just shared a ‘good song’ with me which, ironically, turns out to be ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ by The Buggles. He is 13. I was 12 when that single was released. Cor blimey.

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I still find the ‘Lonely Man’ theme music incredibly moving, somehow. A bit like watching the Littlest Hobo or Little House on the Prairie…the sentiment of something that you grew up loving never really leaves you somehow.

My brother and I watched this show avidly.We revelled in that green body paint and trouser-ripping. Never lost his knickers though. Strange that. Gotta love a stretch fabric.  

I was a tiny bit in love with Bill Bixby who ripped out my heart every week as he moved to a new town to start afresh. Bill Bixby sadly died from cancer in the early 90s, but ex Mr Universe Lou Ferrigno is still going strong as far as I can tell, in spite of his atrocious anger management issues.

There must be a TV show whose nostalgia you swoon for? What have they re-made over the years that just can’t quite cut it in comparison to the original as far as you’re concerned? Is there a child singing theme tunes in your ear that take you back 30 years? Join in the Linky or just leave a comment. Your memories are my bread and butter.

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More about the Life’s a Journey weekly memories series.

A selection of other posts from this series:-

FIrst day of school memories family stories

Week 2 – Old School Portrait

family stories best friends

Week 4 – Bestest Friends

family stories teenage crush

Week 5 – Teenage Crushes

family stories grease movie

Week 6 – First Movie Memories

family stories cinderella

Week 9 – Favourite Childhood Books

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Week 19 – Becoming a Parent

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Week 25 – Old Boyfriends

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Week 39 – My home town

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