Supermum rolling back memories of childhood

THE next event on the Supermum family calendar is a trip to Western Australia.

I am excited for this trip for different reasons to the others.

While most of the family have never been there before, in what seems like an eon ago, I used to call it home.

Two of my formative childhood years were spent living firstly in Perth then further up the west coast at Broome and Karratha.

As soon as the holiday flights were booked I started the reminiscing right back to 1980.

I was in Year 3 at school and like everyone else my age I was singing "what will we be singing in the '80s" and wearing KISS face paint for fun.

There was always a fight with my friends over who would be Ace Frehley.

I even had a KISS iron-on transfer on the t-shirt I wore under my Catholic school uniform.

I felt like such a rebel.

These were the years I learned to roller skate. Every waking moment I had my clip-on skates attached to my shoes.

Supermum on skates
Supermum on skates Contributed


I remember Saturday mornings heading to the local roller-skating rink, playing a few games of Space Invaders between laps.

We lived down the road from a drive-in movie theatre so we used to walk down, armed with pillows and blankets, and watch the movies under the stars.

I don't even know if we paid to get in or just climbed under the fence.

Ah, those were the days.

My trip down memory lane soon led me to the pathway to reality, as I realised I would not be able to reminisce any more than I already was.

I mean, what are the chances that old skating rink is still there?

Even less chance the old drive-in is still operating.

Doing a bit of Googling I found out even the school I attended is no longer in the same location as it was back in my day.

I guess that is the way life goes.

Things change, and we can't go back to the way things were.

So while I won't quite be taking a trip down memory lane like I first thought, I'll be having even more fun with my Super family and creating memories of our own.

Maybe one day the kids will again visit Perth and reminisce about those marvellous times we are about to have.

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