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Throwback Thursday – Back to School


Throwback Thursday – Back to School



Thanks for the prompt questions, Maggie!


1. What do you remember as the most interesting required reading assignment you had? What class was it for?

All I remember having to read something for class was in English. We had certain books we read and discussed. I remember ‘Lord of the Flies’, and ‘Green Mansions’. I liked both, and even now I own both and read them again sometimes.

2. Were you required to write a book report or were you required to give an oral presentation? What do you remember about it?

I’m pretty sure we had to write book reports, though I can’t remember doing it. I don’t recall ever having to get up and talk about the book.

3. What did you consider the worst book or article you were required to read? What made it the worst?

Can’t think of anything that would be the worst. I liked most everything we had to read. What I did not like was when the teacher told us to ‘analyze’ the book. You know, find the ‘real’ message, or what the author ‘really’ meant. Huh?? That took all the fun out of reading a book. Maybe the author just wrote the book for a fun to read novel. Why must there be a hidden meaning? I hated that part.

4. Were you ever required to debate other classmates? If so, what class was it for? Do you remember any of the subjects and your ‘side’ of the debate?

No, I didn’t do debate class in school, or any debating of any subject.

5. Were you ever required to do a science project or enter school science fair? What was your project? Did you do it alone or did your parents help you? If you were graded, how did you do?

No, as far as I remember we didn’t do science projects or fairs. I remember my girls had to do that when they were in school.

6. Did you have a Home Economics class or a Wood/Metal Shop class? What types of things did you make?

Yes, I did have Home Ec classes. They were lots of fun, and we learned all kinds of things, mostly cooking and sewing. I don’t remember specific items, but we did cook during class, and also used the sewing machine during class.

7. Did you frequent the library? Was it for class work or for pleasure? What book that you read for pleasure had the most impact on you?

Yes, the library/libraries were kind of my home away from home. Loved them all, in every school I went to. I actually worked in the school libraries, checking out books, shelving books, putting on book covers, classifying books, etc. I held office in the Library Club, too.

8. What was your most creative class? Band? Chorus? Art? Drama? Writing? What standout creative project do you remember most?

I guess I’d say playing violin in the school orchestra. I did this from 6th grade through 12th grade. I participated in contests, and we put on concerts from time to time. I even took private lessons for awhile. I loved writing all the time for English class, or any time I could write an essay or something, but there wasn’t a formal class of it.

9. Were you Required to write a term paper or an end of year report in any of your classes? Did you remember what you wrote about?

No, I don’t think we had to write anything like this, but I do remember writing for an essay, or grade a paper on Edgar Allen Poe. It was so interesting to research is life and times, and produce a paper about him.

10. Bonus Question: Did your teachers ever offer extra credit assignments ? Did you do them to help improve your grade?

No, I don’t remember any class that did this.



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Then & Now


Throwback Thursday – Then & Now



This week’s rerun prompt is: That Was Then And This Is Now


1) When you were a kid, what were your creative outlets? As an adult, what have you created that you are most proud of?

I was always reading, writing stories, and doing crafty type art such as scrap books, and painting. I still do all of that as a grown up. Most proud of my writing and published pieces.

2) Have you ever saved someone’s life? Did you ever witness someone’s life being saved? Did someone save your life?

Not that I know of.

3) Did you ever get lost as a child? How did you handle it? Do you get easily lost now?

I don’t remember being lost for real. I might be in a different place, but it never took to long to figure my way back to familiar places. Whenever we moved to a different city it took awhile to remember the roads.

4) Did you search out presents your parents hid from you? Did you get caught? Do you hide presents from family members as an adult? Are they ever found?

I never wanted to find any hidden gifts, so didn’t search for them. It would have spoiled the surprise. I did hide presents from my kids. Mostly I’d stash them in the closet or garage. They were always trying to find the hiding place, and did lots of times. haha

5) Do you have a special song that was sung to you by either of your parents? Did you sing to your children? (or pets) Care to share the tunes?

Can’t remember any special songs when I was a kid. I did lots of (out of tune) singing to my kids and pets though, all kinds of random songs.

6) What’s something you were afraid of as a child? What is something you are afraid of as an adult?

Fish – I wasn’t afraid of them until this one goldfish we had kept leaping out of the bowl and flopping around. I had to pick it up and put it back in the water. So horrible and scary! Since then I’ve had a horrible phobia about fish – any kind, any where, real or not real ones.

7) What do you wish you would have learned more about in school?

I learned plenty of regular subjects. It would have been fun to have more electives to choose from, say like forensics or something like that.

8) Is there something outside of school you were so interested in you taught yourself about it as an adult?

I read instructions on how to do crochet, and made a few things, like blankets, and stuffed toys.

9) What made you laugh most when you were a child? What makes you laugh out loud now?

At the moment I can’t remember what all I’d laugh at when I was a kid. Now I laugh at bloopers in missprints, silly things I accidentally say or do, and laughing at things with my daughters.

10) What’s something from your childhood that helped to shape your outlook on life?

I have no idea. I’m probably supposed to say something profound here, being thankful for some lesson learned .. but, I’ve got nothing specific at all.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS


Throwback Thursday – Family Stories


Throwback Thursday – Family Stories

For today’s prompt we are to remember back to some of the words we used or that were trending during the past days. Thanks, Lauren



This week’s prompt is: Passing on the Stories

1) Did you have multiple family generations nearby when growing up?

Yes, all within a few blocks of our house we had my grand-parents, two sets of aunts, uncles, & cousins. We’d all get together quite a lot, especially on holidays and birthdays.

2) What are some of the earliest family stories you remember hearing?

I can’t remember any right now.

3) Did your parents tell you the story about how they met? Did you share with your children your own love story?

I think I remember them saying they met while both were working at a commercial laundry service company. Otherwise I don’t know much else, except they went to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico for their honeymoon.

4) Did aunts, uncles, or grandparents ever share embarrassing stories about your parents when they were children? Were the stories fictionalized or factual?

No, I don’t remember any.

5) Did your parents or siblings ever tell your kids embarrassing stories from your youth?

I don’t remember, but they probably did. I know I told my kids lots of silly and embarassing stories about my younger days.

6) Were there tales you wish you had asked your parents or grandparents, but never did? What would you like to have asked them?

Sure, I wished I’d asked lots more when I had the chance.

7) If you had a magical way to speak to a deceased relative, what would you most like to ask them?

Well, I’d ask what’s it like where the are now. Otherwise, just random questions.

8) Do you share stories about your time growing up with your children or grandchildren? Is there something you don’t want to be lost when you are no longer in this realm?

I have always told stories about my younger days to my girls, and to my grand-kids, too. Something I don’t want to be lost after I’m gone? Probably all my writings, and photos.

9) Have you ever done research to find out more facts about your lineage? Did you ever find anything surprising?

No, I’ve never done this. Someone in my family did, but I never knew what they found. I did have a relative, maybe a great aunt or someone who did write down all she could remember about the relatives. I do have a copy of that.

10) Have you kept journals, records, or important information about your family, that you want to be handed down for future generations?

I’ve always kept diaries, and journals, but not specifically a history of my relatives. That would be nice, but I don’t know much beyond my grand-parents.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Meal Time


Throwback Thursday – Meal Time

For today’s prompt we are to remember back to some of the words we used or that were trending during the past days. Thanks, Maggie!



Let’s start at the top of the day, breakfast! Did your family have a sit down breakfast or were you more grab and go? What beverages were served at breakfast? What was your favorite (and/or least favorite) breakfast meal?

I can’t remember when I was real young, except on Saturday mornings watching cartoons, I’d get one of those little cereal boxes with the perforations in it, so you could pour milk right in the box. That was fun. Later on, it was fix whatever you want, so mostly I’d fix broiler toast and iced tea. Still later on I’d just have coffee and a piece of pie or cake before school

Did you snack before the mid-day meal?

Not usually.

Lunch for most children was eaten at school with the exception of weekends, holidays, or summer vacation. At school, did you buy your lunch from the cafeteria, or did you pack lunch? In high school, were you allowed to leave school grounds during the lunch period?

A mixture of both. I had a meal ticket for school lunches, or sometimes I’d have a packed lunch from home, in a cool lunch box. My favorite was pink vinyl with a poodle dog on it and the Eiffel Tower. In Jr. High and High School we could go off campus for lunch. I did go with friends in Jr. High to a nearby drugstore/food restaurant for hamburgers. In High School I only ate in the cafeteria.

For times when you had lunch at home, was it sandwiches, leftovers, or a newly prepared meal?

Hmmm … can’t remember at all. Oh, but one lunch meal I’d always make was grilled cheese and tomato soup – only on Kentucky Derby Day – a must watch. Then other times my sister and I would get out the deep fryer and make home-made potato chips.

The evening meal is usually the most formal meal in many homes. Did your family sit down together and enjoy the evening meal or were you more of a TV dinner in front of the TV family?

We usually all sat at the kitchen table for our supper together.

How did your weekend meals differ from your weekdays?

Not much, except for a couple of things. My dad made us pancakes on Sunday mornings, and usually he’d grill outside for supper sometimes.

Who did most of the cooking in your household? Did that person also do the meal planning and grocery shopping? Were you taught to cook or were you shoo’d out of the kitchen?

My mom did most of the cooking (except for Sunday morning), also grocery lists and shopping. Later, I slowly learned to cook and helped out.

Did you have dessert served at your meals? If so, what types?

Not always, but once in awhile mom would make a chocolate cake.

Who cleaned up after meals? Was it a shared responsibility between men/women, girls/boys or was it delegated based on gender?

Mostly mom, then me and my sister. Dad did sometimes.

How about late night snacks? Okay or discouraged?

I can’t really remember, but I guess we could if we wanted something.

Were dining manners stressed in your household? No elbows on the table, no hats at the table, no belching, please, thank you, and may I be excused?

We learned how to use our manners at the table, but it wasn’t enforced much, because my sister and I were nice kids – haha

Did you have occasions where you had large family gatherings for meals? What occasions?

Yes, holidays and birthdays all the extended family would get together.

Did you say grace or have a blessing before meals?

No, we didn’t … except at Christmas and Thanksgiving my Uncle would say a prayer before we ate. Same one every time.

Now for the fun part. What dishes are you glad disappeared over the years? What dishes have you carried forward into your own home?

Liver and onions finally disappeared!

I still use our family’s taco recipe – like all the extended family used the same one. Not much of a recipe but we liked it. You have corn tortillas (lightly fried), taco toppings of lettuce, cheese, onions, and tomatoes. Fry hamburger meat, then add either hot sauce, salsa, or picante sauce, and lots of ketchup. Heat & serve. Yum. 🙂


BONUS: Care to share any favorite family recipes?

see above answer


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Slang


Throwback Thursday – Slang

For today’s prompt we are to remember back to some of the words we used or that were trending during the past days. Thanks, Lauren!



What were the words you would have used to describe something cool or popular?

I’d say something was cool or neat or super – and I still use those words today.

How about those things that were uncool?

Probably I’d say it was a bummer.

What were the hairstyles of the day?

I’ve been through lots of hairstyles, early on my mom kept me with a short hair curly permanent. I hated it. When I got older I had my hair done in a flip (ends turned up) or a pageboy (ends turned under). Then there were the long, straight and ironed hair style for a long time. Later still was the shag (layered), and now it’s back to long and straight. I went through lots of dyed colors too, for a lot of years.

Did they have a name everyone used to reference them?

**see above answer

What were the styles of the time?

Younger days we wore dresses, knee socks, penny loafers, bobby socks, saddle shoes. Teen years I wore bell bottom jeans, tie dyed shirts, beads, leather, and peasant blouses. Sometimes granny dresses. (except at school where we still had to wear conservative dresses – no jeans or slacks allowed).

What word would you have used to describe something distasteful?

We’d probably call it gross or groady. I still do.

What about peers you were not fond of or were not part of your tribe?

I can’t recall calling other groups of people anything.

Any phrases you remember that were used (or overused)?

Peace (which I still use now), far out, groovy, right on, flower power, good vibes


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Favorite Things


Throwback Thursday – Favorite Things

Throwback Thursday – Favorite Things 

For today’s prompt we are to remember back to some favorite things. Thanks, Maggie!



Who was your favorite relative? Not to play favorites, but who was the person you connected with more than others? Aunt, uncle, cousin, grandparent, or parent? Why were you closest to them?

Well, probably I was closest to my cousin. She and I were the same age and grew up together. Either I was at her house or she was at mine, as we only lived a couple of block apart. We just had fun doing kids things around the house and neighborhood. For the adult closest was my maternal grandma. She lived only a block away from us. In fact we could see her house from ours. She showed me how to do embroidery, got me interested in crossword puzzles, and I could always share magazines and books with her. And … she had the haunted house I loved.

What was your favorite TV show? Share a clip if you can find one.

This is hard to say. As a kid I liked afternoon and Saturday cartoons, and Wonderful World of Disney shows. As a teen I loved music shows, like Where the Action Is, Hullabaloo, American Bandstand, and Soul Train.

What was your favorite book or favorite family story?

Favorite books as a kid was the Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. Any other horse or dog books were favorites, too.

What was your favorite, song, record, or album. Feel free to share a YouTube video of it.

As a kid I had a little record player and lots of records. Some were those little Golden Records of kid’s songs (I still have them), and from somewhere I’d gotten records (45s) that had come out of jukeboxes they didn’t want anymore. They were all kinds and all had a small hole where they’d been attached in the jukebox machine. Maybe my aunt got them for me, I can’t remember, but they were more teenager songs. Later on I bought albums of the Beatles, Paul Revere & the Raiders, and the Monkees.

Who was your favorite teacher? What grade were you in and what subject did they teach?

I liked all my teachers, but a favorite was Mrs. Jackson – 4th grade. She’d take us on trips to her house which was really interesting as she had collected many things from different countries she’d visited.

What was your favorite subject (not teacher) in school?

English was my favorite subject because we got to write themes. Most kids would groan when we had to do that, but I loved writing, so yay!

Who was your favorite (aka best) friend? What things did you do together?

My best friend is Norma. We are still in touch by text message. She married and moved out of our town, and I married and traveled courtesy of the Army. We knew each other as babies – her mom and my mom were friends before we were born. We had fun all through the years, playing as kids, double dating as teens, becoming moms ourselves.

What was your favorite way to pass the time?

Writing stories and reading books, also drawing and  painting pictures of animals. Nothing’s changed, I still do these.

What was your favorite holiday? How did you celebrate?

Halloween is my favorite holiday for sure! Everything about it is everything I like. This said, maybe it should be Thanksgiving, as I was actually born on Thanksgiving day! Every so often my birthday come around on this holiday.

What was your favorite toy or possession? Doll, camera, radio, bicycle?

Favorite? I’d say all my stuffed animals. I had lots, and they all had names. Some I could talk to (they didn’t really answer, but they could listen real good) and some even did tricks, like when I’d make them spin, or fly through the air. haha!

Bonus: What was your favorite adventure? Family trip, amusement park, field trip, or vacation perhaps.

We didn’t regularly take vacations, but I do remember a few when I was a kid. Our family went to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, to Red River in New Mexico, To Roswell in New Mexico, and to San Antonio to the Hemisfair, To Austin TX and to Oklahoma City where we saw family, and also visited a couple of tourist things like the zoos and an old west theme park, Frontier City.

For amusement parks we just went to the local Joyland here. My grandma worked there selling tickets. We always got free rides anytime we wanted.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Formal Wear


Throwback Thursday – Formal Wear

For today’s prompt we are to remember back to any occasion we had to dress up in formal wear. Thanks, Lauren!



The questions to think about:

I am proposing a different way to write to the prompt today. Because we all had very diverse upbringings, I am going to list several reasons why you might get dressed up. Please feel free to add any occasion you had to get dressed up.

What were your special clothes like? Did you get your hair done for the occasions? Was a mani-pedi part of the process? Were you instructed on how to behave? Did you have any input on the formal attire? Did you feel comfortable in your special outfit?

Please feel free to write about as many of the occasions you’d like to share. Pictures would be an awesome addition.

* A wedding – either as a member of the wedding party or as a guest
* A Baptism, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or Some Other Religious Ceremony
* A funeral
* A formal dinner party
* A Night at the Theater, the Ballet, or the Opera
* High School Prom and/or Formal School Dance


My thoughts:

This probably be short, because over the years I’ve barely ever had occasion to get dressed up.

I do remember my sister and I would get a new outfit of dress, shoes, and maybe a hat for Easter. Can’t remember any of them except we didn’t go anywhere except to my grand-ma’s house to have lunch and hunt Easter eggs.

We got new clothes for school, but they weren’t formal. I did go to one prom where I had a pretty blue dress, and got my hair done at a beauty shop. I hated how it turned out.

When I was a kid we didn’t go to formal dinner parties. As an adult I did have to get dressed up a couple of times for some kind of banquets the Army was having. The Mr. had to dress in his best uniform, too. I got mine at a thrift store.

For my wedding, my mom made my dress. It was just a straight, short shift type, with sheer long sleeves. For my daughter’s weddings I got another dressy dress at a thrift store, and wore it to both weddings.

That’s about all I had occasion to dress up, and I was not at all comfortable in any of them. I’m not a dress up kind of person.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday -Transitions & Modifications


Throwback Thursday – Transitions & Modifications


Today’s questions to think about is about how we looked and what we did in the past.


Thanks, Maggie! 🙂


1. Think about your first haircut. We’re you the kid that cut your own hair? Did you go to a salon or did your parents cut your hair? Did your parents save a lock of your hair?

In the baby book my mom wrote things in about me, I read that I got my first home permanent for my hair at 2 years old. Every year I’d get one. They were named Toni I think. All my hair cutting and permanents were done at home. And … I hated every single one of them from age 2 to when I was in Jr. High school. I wanted long straight hair.

2. How about shaving? Fathers often teach their sons to shave. Most girls I know, decided for themselves when to shave their legs and their underarms. Some cultures do not shave at all.

I think I was finally permitted to shave my legs when I was a teenager.

3. Did you alter your clothes? Cut jeans into cut-offs? Cut the sleeves off t-shirts? Wear graphic tees? Tie-dyes? Sew patches on your jeans?

This is later on when I could pick my own clothes, more or less when I was a teen. Yes, I’d cut my clothes like the hems of my jeans and make them fringed. I sewed a lot of my own clothes from patterns and fabric, too. I embroidered my blue work type shirts with pictures of my dogs, names, flowers, etc. and the same with my jeans. Plus I’d sew fun patches on jeans and shirts. I made tie-dyed t-shirts, and made and wore hand beaded necklaces and tied my hair with leather strips, and made my own moccasins to wear.

4. Was there a time you remember challenging the authority in your household. Do you remember the first time you found your voice?

I don’t remember anything like that really, except I complained about having to wear socks and shoes.

5. What about piercings? Girls getting their ears pierced was a rite of passage for girls. Then boys started getting one ear pierced. As time passed, piercings became more mainstream and accepted.

Yes, I got my ears pierced when I was a teen, the old fashioned way. A lady who we knew had a beauty shop, so my friend and I went to her. She used an ice cube and a regular needle. Worked fine and didn’t hurt.

6. Did you walk on the wild side? Smoking? Drinking? Did your parents know?

No I didn’t do anything like that when I was young. I did both after I got married.

7. What about tattoos? Did you get a tattoo while still living at home? Did your parents approve?

I only got my three tattoos in the last ten years or so.

8. What about language? Was swearing allowed in your family? Did you use the same language around your friends as you did at home with your family?

We weren’t a swearing kind of family at all. Very, very seldom I might have heard a damn, but nothing else, so I didn’t either. I still don’t much, especially out loud. To myself or by myself I sure do.

9. Think back to high school. Girls, did you iron your hair? Did you color your hair? (using Sun-in counts!) Guys, did you grow a beard or moustache? Did you grow your hair long? Feel free to share a photo of yourself back in the day.

I finally got to grow my hair long and not have it short and with a permanent. yay! I grew it long, I already have straight hair, but I ironed it anyway, and put hair dye on every so often, sometimes black, sometimes red, sometimes frosted.

10. Many people think our authentic self is the person we were as young children. Are you still inherently the same person you were as a child or have you changed your personality and demeanor along the way?

I’m pretty much the same as I was back then in basically every way.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Skills


Throwback Thursday – Skills


Today’s questions to think about is about our early skill learning experiences. Thanks, Lauren!




1. When did you learn to ride a bike? Were you self-taught or did someone teach you? Any major injuries on the way? Did you master the skill? Do you still ride? If applicable, did you teach your kids?

I can’t remember actually learning to ride a bike, but I remember having training wheels on for a time. Eventually they were removed and I was riding. I do remember my first bike (I think), and for some reason it was a boy’s bike. Then I got a girl’s bike that was way too big. I tried riding it around in the kitchen, but that didn’t work. Then I got another one which was a better fit. I only remember one injury when I fell off, and I cut my knee. I still have the scar.

2. Did you learn to play a musical instrument? At what age? Who taught you? How often did you practice?   Were you in band at school? How good were you? Do you still play? If applicable, did you encourage your kids to play?

I think I tried to play the plastic recorder horn, but no lessons. In 6th grade I got a violin and we did have lessons at school. I took orchestra classes from then on through high school. I played in concerts, and also competitions. I still have my violin, and can still play it. Every once in awhile I do take it out of the case. Both my girls play band instruments, and were in school music classes. Plus later on they learned to play guitar on their own.

3. Did you sing in a choir in church or at school? At what age? How often did you practice? Did you enjoy it? How good were you? Do you still sing with others?

I was never in choir at school or anywhere else. I can’t carry a tune for anything – it’s bad. But I sing around the house on occasion along with songs on the radio.

4. Did you have formal instructions on speaking a second language? Were you fortunate enough to be raised in a house with two or more languages? Did you learn a second language in school? Are you fluent in more than one language?

I took French classes at school for a couple of years, and can remember a few words. I know a bit of Spanish, just by hearing it a lot where we live. I picked up a few words and phrases in Germany and Japan, too. I remember some of that.

5. Did you to play on a sports team or learn martial arts? At what age did you start? Did a parent become a coach? Did you practice at home? Do you still play sports? If applicable, did you encourage your children to play on a team?

I don’t do sports. I never liked sports. I failed in PE class. My girls tried a couple of sports I think, like gymnastics, soccer, or something for a little while. They weren’t too into them much. My oldest did like and become a cheerleader, which is actually a very demanding sport. She did this from kindergarten, through elementary, junior and senior high school and was very good at it.

6. Did you ever take dance, tap, ballet, baton, cheerleading, etc. lessons? When did you start? How long did you take lessons? Did you practice on your own in addition to the lessons? How skilled did you become? Did you encourage your children to do the same?

The only out of school lessons I took along these lines was baton twirling. I liked it and can still do a little of it. I just took it for fun when I was a kid. My girls both did the same with baton, also dance, tap, and ballet for a little while.

7. Did you learn to roller skate or ice skate? Did someone teach you or did you take lessons? At what age did you learn? Did you become skilled  quickly? Can you still skate? Did you teach your children.

I first used those clamp on our shoes type roller skates with a key to tighten them. I imagine I just skated around in the kitchen, or out in the street, as we didn’t have sidewalks. Later I got my own shoe skates and go to the roller rink every Friday with my friends. I was pretty good, and had lots of fun. Both my girls did the same, and they liked it a lot, too. They did have a regular Saturday morning skating class they went to.

*** Here’s me on my first bike (a boy’s!) when I was 7. The bike was okay but embarrassing because it was a boy’s and also I hated those ugly shoes I had to wear.

Thanks for visiting! Peace

© 2022 BS



Throwback Thursday – Dating Days


Throwback Thursday – Dating Days



Today’s questions to think about is about our early dating experiences. Thanks, Lauren!


1) On your very first date, did you do the asking, or were you asked out?

I don’t remember. I don’t remember my first date at all.

2) Were you typically stressed out before a first date? Did things seem to be easier the more you dated the same person?

I don’t think I was ever nervous about a date.

3) What did you do to prepare for the date? Did you wear new clothes, or special outfits?

No, nothing specially bought. Just regular clothes. (except later on I got a fancy prom dress for that time)

4) How did you meet those first dates? Were your dates with friends of a family member, or friends of a friend?

All were from guys I met at school, except one which was a family friend.

5) Did you have a curfew on those early dates? Did you typically arrive home on time or were you constantly breaking curfew?

I think I had to be back home by 11 p.m. and was on time.

6) Did your parents insist on meeting whomever you dated?

I can’t remember. As one was a neighbor we already knew, and the others I don’t think so until my boyfriend I did get married to.

7) Where did you usually go when on a date? (movies, concerts, picnics, etc.)

Movies, restaurants, school functions like football games. Once I went on a little day trip with their family. Sometimes my almost husband and I would go out with his family to a club for music and dancing.

8) Did the boy/man always pay for the date or did you go Dutch treat?

The guy paid for the things we did on a date.

9) Were you typically the talker or the listener on a date?

Probably about even with talking and listening.

10) What did you do if the date clearly wasn’t going well? (feign a headache, ask to go home, end the date early, etc.)

I don’t think any date was not going well. We had fun doing things when we went out.

11) A connection from the past to the present, if applicable. How long did you date your current partner before marriage?

I met my husband when we were in 11th grade of high school. We dated that year, and the next school year 12th grade, and got married a few months after graduation. We were both 19. Guess it was a good match, as it will soon be 52 years this year we’ve been married.

12) Bonus Question: Care to share a disasters first date??????

Nope, didn’t have a disaster date. Oh, wait … my almost husband’s car broke down at a drive in movie once, and we had to call my dad to come get us. Or the time his car broke down on the highway and the cops gave us a ride home in their squad car. Well the date wasn’t a disaster, just the after part with the cars breaking down.


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