What a wonderful World

When I was a young boy there were no illegitimate children, no divorces, no homosexuals, no transsexuals, and no-one ever died of cancer. 
So did everyone live happily ever after?

Well no, because what I wrote was the porky told to children to stop them thinking the world was anything other than wedded, straight, and disease free.

In fact, the first blacks to play professional football in Yorkshire, Albert Johanneson and Charlie Williams, were both legends. 

South African Albert was the first black to play in an FA Cup Final in 1965 (he died 30 years later) and Charlie, footballer for Doncaster Rovers, found fame as a TV comic as the black man with a broad Yorkshire accent (he died a year after Albert).

As Louis Armstrong sang, what a wonderful world.
The key line in his song was “I hear babies crying, I watch them grow, they’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know…and I think to myself, what a wonderful world”.

For a really wonderful world, we must look to our children and grandchildren. 


Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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