Izzy has been at Kindy all year and I think this is the first time, just me and Summer have come. The couches were taken this day, so we sat right up in the window table, watching the world go by.
|My place in time #21 - What I can see from my window|
My first job after I left high school was over the summer, at Campbells deli(not in existence anymore) in Southend. By the sea. Perfect.
At the end of summer when that job finished, I worked here. Ackys Deli. It wasn't called that then, Anns Deli I think it was called, owned by the Atkinson family, hence it being called Ackys then, and now.
I worked here up until just before my 20th birthday. I was almost 7 months pregnant with my first child, Jake.
Before this room was added to the deli, I remember it being a record shop. It was the time before CD's existed.
I remember flipping through the vinyl records and pawing cassette tapes, feeling a little bit closer to the idols that plastered my walls as a teenager. The first cassette tape I could proudly call my own(that wasn't 'taped' by someone else), was Autumnal Park by Pseudo Echo. In know most of you will be saying Who!? What? No CDs! Pseudo Echo! Don't worry, I am shaking my own head in embarrassment!
What was the first album you ever owned? Could you play it on a walkman? Do you know what a walkman is?!
What was your first job out of school?
Things I know at the end of this week -
- I need to get out more like this, even if it is with my two year old.
- I hate paying $3 or more for a cup of black tea, no sugar.
- Memories from my teenage years make me feel old.
- The walkman has been replaced by mp3. Hardware for software. You can't sticky tape mp3!
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