Pamela, Pamela remember the days?
Of inkwells and apples and books and school plays,
where little Brer Rabbit kissed Pooh in the wood
and Fluff was the cat that sat on the rug.
Oh, Pamela I remember so well
when Laurel and Hardy were shown at the flicks.
With sticky red lollies on splintery sticks,
pigtails and ribbons and crushes on Miss.
Secret discussions about a first kiss.
But you were young and everything was new,
impatient to do things you couldn't do.
Oh, Pamela, Pamela you started to grow.
Answers to questions you wanted to know.
When the rest of your childhood forgets as a dream,
and the harshness of life dims those peaches and cream.
-Written by Graham Gouldman (who I once intereviewed)
-Recorded by Wayne Fontana from the Mindbenders, 1965
(four years before the Olivetti Valentine was launched
in Barcelona (St Valentine's Day 1969)
*Adwoa's charming Retro Tech Geneva blog post is here.
Adwoa Bagalina Collection
This Valentine, given to me by Frank O'Shea, now of Melbourne, typed the typescripts for two maths text books.
*I'm sure Typospherians will join me in extending best wishes to Pamela as she faces another critical week-long round of chemotherapy on Friday, ending, as she so poignantly says, on Black Friday, December 13.