Childhood Memories

My Private Garden in London
My Private Garden in London

I moved to London with my mother when I was 6 in 1954. The first flat we lived in was at Kensington Gardens. It came with access to a locked garden called Ladbroke Square Gardens, London W11.

Flying Across America
Flying Across America

During the early 1950’s I remember taking airplanes and sleeper trains from New York to Reno, Nevada, and other places.

Sailing to London and New York
Sailing to London and New York

Mother and I sailed from NYC to Southampton on the Queen Mary in 1954. On other ships we sailed through both canals from Australia and USA. A sailor nicknamed me “Port” instead of Sherry and he explained the meaning of port and starboard.

Tiny People created by a Young Witch in the Bronx
Tiny People created by a Young Witch in the Bronx

When I was four I lived at Fordham Hill Apartments. I met a girl who did a spell over a wooden barrel. She told me not to tell anyone and go look at the windowsill and tell her what I saw. I saw tiny people running around on it.

Flying Scotsman from London to Scotland
Flying Scotsman from London to Scotland

When I was six, in 1954, my mother and I went to Scotland. I had the measles there and was confined to the hotel in Broughty Ferry near Dundee for a month and, I learned to ride a bike. I remember the heather on the mountains, stone water bottles and oatmeal. I learned to ride a bicycle on the gravel path of the hotel.