Tuesday, February 9, 2010

a "why did I do that" valentine memory....

It was Valentine's Day....many, many
years ago - when I was in high school.
I had a major crush on this cute boy
named Gary....he had long long dark
hair (it was the 70's after all....)
and the best smile ever!
At my school - for a small donation,
you could send the object of your
affection a single rose and dedicate
a song to them that they would
play during the breaks.
So I picked a song for them
to dedicate to him - from a
"secret admirer"....and this was
the song. Mind you, I never really
wanted Gary to find out it was me,
it was just a crush - as we came
from very different worlds.
I was this skinny hippie girl that
wore overalls dresses and hiking boots
and hung out with like minded hippies,
that the whole school thought were weird -
but they all liked us and i think even
admired us that we would wear our
weirdness out in the world...haha..
and he was this very popular guy that
took all the yearbook pictures and hung
out with all the jocks.
When they played that song, his friends
teased him mercilessly.
He was a good sport and although half
the school had a crush on him, he eventually
found out it was me - thanks to one of my
friends that had a class with him.....
Whenever I hear that song - it always makes
me laugh and smile and thankful
that I'm not in high school anymore..
I have alot of "why did I do that"
moments from those days....haha....!
P.S. We had a good laugh over it and
just remained friends and smiled alot
at each other.....
(photo via here)


Simone said...

I LOVE that song Cathi.....and your post really made me smile!! Great story :)

I have so many "why did I do that?" memories....and mine definitely aren't exclusive to Valentine's Day LOL!!! Still, that's what makes good memories doesn't it.....and when you're older, you can see that it doesn't really matter as much as thought it did at the time...thankfully :)

Have a lovely day :)

Am going to have that song going round in my head all day now!

Lori said...

I love how a song can take you back to a certain time and place ~ even better when it makes you smile when you remember the when and where. This song would have been perfect for that moment! Cute story ~ I think we all have a few of those...don't we?

Randi said...

Thank you for sharing that story. I think we are all pretty thankful we are not in high school any moments. :)

Beach Vintage said...

We all have these stories Cathi. xx

Sherry said...

Oh my gosh, that song!! That brings back memories!! I loved this story! :)

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