On March 7, 1959, Bob Keeshan, Captain 👩✈️ Kangaroo visited Southgate Plaza in South Augusta. 50,000 people attended! At that time that was almost the entire population of Augusta! This was slightly more than a year before we moved from Atlanta to Augusta and that part of Augusta. Many of these kids would have lived in my neighborhood in Augusta and went to the elementary schools I would attend. I would have been in Kindergarten when this happened.
I watche him each morning and preferred the uniform he is wearing which in a Vatican II move he updated later into a modern blazer! Sad!!!!!
What I loved the most in the early years of the show was the jingle for its opening which the captain would jangle a set of old fashioned keys on a large ring until the music would stop abruptly when he hooked the keys on a nail on his counter. Sometimes the keys fell off the hook causing the jingle to resume until the captain 👩✈️ picked the keys up and secured it on the nail. What fun. But in another Vatican II move that too was reformed by elimination! How sad!!!!