So today I have to come clean and tell you about my First Loves: first movie, first song/band, first book, and yes, first person.
First, the first movie I fell in love with was:
Anything with Sandra Dee in it. I idolized her when I was a youngster. My room was full of her pin ups! That changed when I got a bit older of course! But if you've ever seen, or heard the song, 'A Summer Place', crooned by Sir Cliff Richard, that was from the Sandra Dee movie.
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The first song/band I fell in love with was:
Nah, not Slim Dusty's Pub With No Beer (the No 1 Aussie beer-drinking song my brothers loved), but the preppy American boys Simon and Garfunkle's The Sounds of Silence. I went on to love a lot more of their songs, such as Bridge Over Troubled Water. On a par were the Byrds with Mr Tambourine Man. I continue to love Paul Simon solo.
The first book I fell in love with was:
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
This is what the cover looked like when my mother gave it to me for my birthday. I was enthralled by the adventures of this young orphaned girl in the mountains of Switzerland (gave me a thirst to see this strange world). Heidi goes to live with her grandfather who's a big grump, but her friendship with local goatherd, young Peter, adds joy to her days. The book's still selling today.
Just to show how things change, check out the modern cover.
My first love? Jeffrey in third grade. We used to sit in the back of the class and hold hands and win all the mathematics competitions. How cute! Wonder where he is now? No, I'm not going to look!
BUT I met Monsieur L'Aussie when I was 16 and married him at 19, crazeeeeee! My own HEA.
|My Sir Galahad. He holds the weekend papers, my shoes and guards monster dog |
while I had a frolic in the surf yesterday.
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