Nostalgia year by year

Wimbledon evokes nostalgia year on year, and this year is no exception. The only thing that is different is that the pleasure and memories increase. I scan the faces of the crowd looking for celebrities and imagine my Dad sitting next to me in front of the wide-screen HD TV; he would be marvelling at the technology as well as the increased pace of the game. My mother was a reasonably good club player as well, her forte at Wimbledon time was a plate of cucumber sandwiches and some shop-bought strawberry tarts. The curtains would be drawn to keep out the light and the food and tea passed amongst us. At the time we lived in outer London, so everything seemed very near.

As for me……… well Dalamory is dismal, damp and dreary today so it is the ideal time to stay indoors and watch the tournament which should be in the sun.

PS – The quickstep is going a storm…..

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5 Responses to Nostalgia year by year

  1. You are welcome to my share of Wimbledon but I do at least know where it is.
    Do I get a point for that?
    Hope you enjoy your viewing. Have a wedding to go and sing at/for/with?
    Glad your quickstep is doing so well.

  2. Dianne says:

    David feels the same way, although it is sunny and warm here. I stopped watching the grand slams after Pete Sampras retired. Never could get hooked on the newer set of players although I tried to follow Nadal. How wonderful that you can still enjoy the games. Have a good tournament. Dianne

  3. Anne Gibert says:

    Yes, Wimbledon evokes nostalgia in me too. I went once and saw Tracy Austen play for a few minutes before the umbrellas were opened. But I can say I was there. And I watched many matches on TV, both in the UK and the US. The antics of Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe added some spice. And Martina and Venus and Serena are good entertainment. And wasn’t Boris fun? I think it’s still a good show.

  4. freda says:

    Nothing specific to go to, Ray – just the fun of the Dance Lessons themselves. We’re off soon for a couple of weeks hols so will miss out. I am tempted to take a skirt or floaty trousers and shoes in case we come across a tea dance somewhere!

  5. freda says:

    Anne, I love hearing the old players as commentators today. They bring so much experience and fun to the proceedings.

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