3 Things I Remember About: 1965

I’m going to start an occasional series of the most significant things I remember from each year. It may take me a long time to get from the earliest years I can remember until today, but I’ll give it a shot. I would love it if others would add their lists via the comments or a trackback.

I was born in 1960. I have a few scattered memories from pre-1965, but 1965 is the first year that my memories can be definitively associated with a year, so here goes:

(1) I went to kindergarten at The Little Red Schoolhouse. Someone went potty in one of the play structures on the playground. I believe it was in the Shoe (as in the old lady who lived in a shoe), but it may have been in the Daniel Boone Hut. It was a huge scandal. It wasn’t me and I don’t think I ever knew who it was. Nor do I know if the teachers ever discovered the culprit.


(2) I had perhaps my best Christmas as a youngster ever that year. I got a racetrack, a little round pool-table game and this neat golf game, which my dad and his friends played a lot.

(3) I remember regularly watching two TV shows with my dad. The first is The Honeymooners, which must have been in reruns, since it only aired as a separate show during the 1955-56 season. The second, and my favorite, was Combat. We watched Combat together for years. In fact, reruns are still shown on the Encore Action channel on DirecTV, and I still watch it once in a while.

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