First word ... "bubble". I don't remember why.
First "high heeled" shoes .... 7th grade. We did things later then than today!
First kiss ... the goofy guy down the street. I thought he was wonderful. He moved away that summer.
First summer job .... working for a neighbor in his office..
First car .... a pale blue Corvair. "Always wear your seatbelt!"
Pierced ears? "Not while you live under my roof." So I got them my first year in grad school... done by a doctor!
First apartment ... a two-bedroom townhouse with two friends. My share was $50 a month.
First car purchase .... $1,872 for a navy Volkswagon beetle. Wouldn't we love to buy a car for that today.
First real job ... working in a private high school in Knoxville, Tennessee.
First home purchase ... a two-bedroom townhouse for $26,000. Today it probably sells for half a mil!
First [and last] marriage ... May, many years ago.
I just realized how all those things happened in the first half of my life and how long it has been since a real rite of passage has occurred. Perhaps that it why I am not ready for this one.
The birthday that accompanies this hasn't really bothered me, but somehow possessing the card does!
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