A look back on the year 2012
1012 is drawing to a close rapidly and that has made me thought that I might ask you to choose an event from among the many stories that have occurred this year. Then I’ve wondered which one I would pick myself and the death of Emilio Aragón, the clown ‘Miliki’ , has first sprung to my mind. ‘How sad!’ I’ve thought. ‘How can I only recall a sad piece of news?’ But then I’ve realized that the memories his death has brought are full of joy and happiness because those were the feelings he and his circus family aroused whenever they asked us, Spanish children, ‘How are “ustedes”?’
That funny face brought the best in us when he with Gaby and Fofó taught children to sing and laugh in unison. At that time we did not have computers, Playstations or XBoxes. There were only two channels on Spanish TV, which still broadcast in black and white when they began work on “The Great Circus of TVE” program. We grew up laughing at their prodigious humour sketches and singing “Hello Don Pepito”, “Susanita has a mouse” and many other songs. We, people in our 40’s or 50’s now, will never forget those songs and perhaps we will or will have already passed them on to new generations of Spanish children.
Now this is your Christmas homework:
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