A La Recherche du Temps Perdu

It means In Search of Lost Time.  It’s a 7-volume novel published in 1913 and written by Marcel Proust.  Tonight, while falling down a YouTube rabbit hole, I found my past.

You see, every afternoon, from 1955 to 1959, I would sit in front of the television and watch the Mickey Mouse Club.  From the Mouseketeer Roll Call at the start of the show to the bittersweet closing theme song, I would watch as these children put on a show for me.  Every day there was a newsreel and a cartoon and a serial and music and fun.

I could go on and on about watching episodes of “Spin and Marty” and “The Hardy Boys,” or I could probably make a case for Mouseketeer Cubby O’Brien being my earliest influence into the world of drums, or discovering my first love, Annette Funicello; but I digress.

Here’s the video I found tonight:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWO2F70vQ8I 

If you’re under the age of 65, you just won’t get it.

But if you’re like me, and you’re 65 or older, welcome home.