The sweet smell of winter

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September 29, 1974: Friday nights were always reserved for my mother and father to have dinner at The Reefs, leaving my siblings and I in the hands of the babysitter. Aside from the usual mischief that small boys will get up to, Friday nights were full of colour, music and the magic of Soul Train as it beamed out of my parents’ Zenith television set.
The sounds of Barry White and Minnie Ripperton took you to another place, if only briefly. I was far too young to be staying up to watch Kolchak: The Night Stalker on ABC, but got a few stolen glances in as Darren McGavin delved into the world of the paranormal before I was sent to bed.

In the news
The Bermuda Hospitals Board are given 21 days by the Bermuda Industrial Union to avert a strike over pay for hospital employees.

An investigation by Government is continuing into a bus crash on Scotts Hill Road, Sandys, in which a bus flipped on to its side.

In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Harold Wilson announces that the year’s second General Election will be held on October 10.

Meanwhile, in the United States, President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon committed while in office.

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