Got photos or tales from days of yore???
Equally, have something recent to share???
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These are just a few pics which where emailed to me and got me thinking about putting together this www.proudSA.com website.
As a kid I remember our family excursions into Johannesburg at Christmas time to check out the lights at night. The colourful floats down the main drag on a Saturday morning or the ambling through town whilst ‘window shopping’ after our monthly (?) jaunt to the dentist on the other side of town. These were the days when major retailers had stores in downtown Johannesburg which had plate glass windows and not the steel roller security doors and gates we have become so accustomed to.
Do any of these photos hold symbolic meanings or fond memories for you? I will endeavour to trace the same spots where these photos were snapped and get some 2012 updates hopefully without incident or attempted ‘smash and grabs’. I am allowed to say smash-and-grab since I became a statistic in 2002 – but then again, who isn’t these days? Sadly the Colosseum no longer exists. I remember as a kid attending what I think was one of the last performances of the Brickhill Burke Follies. The absolute denial of my father on the drive home that the dancers were wearing nipple caps still rings in my ears. My mother swearing blindly “thats all they were wearing!” also still haunts me. I was on the backseat wondering what the hell a nipple cap was. Hell, truth be told, I was wondering what a nipple was!