Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Crash "challenged" us to share TMI with the blogworld, so here I am joining in the craze. This is a funny story to share with y'all and hopefully my kids will overlook the age I will actually admit to.

So, you get to know me way too much with this story, but it is a cute story of young love. I probably won't be able to tell it quite as great as some of my author friends who have the gift of words, but I am going to do my best.

The age- 10

The guy- David Roper

The setting- his jacuzzi

The day- 4th of July

I knew it was true love when I found out his birthday was the day after mine. Our moms were probably in labor at the same time. We might have even been born in the same hospital (but I don't think we were). We are both Aquariuses. My Dad's name is David and so is my brother's name. He would totally fit into the family when we married.

So, with so much in common I thought we were destined to be together. On the 4th of July our families got together to have a pool party and bbq. Good food, great swimming. And, I must have been thinking it was the perfect setting for a first kiss.

So, while we were relaxing in the jacuzzi I went under water. I really don't know the details. I was in such a fog of bliss that I have forgotten exactly how it happened, but once I went under David came under and kissed me. Right on the mouth. (no extra stuff was involved- tongues or hands or any of that stuff). Just a sweet kiss.

That was it. Nothing else. In fact, we didn't see each other except for special occasions when our families got together. And since I was not of dating age it was a little hard at 10 years old to come up with excuses to go to his house (especially since I had to have my parents drive me across town to get to his house). In fact, after a few years we didn't see each other really. I saw him again after we had both turned 16 (when our parents allowed dating) and we talked on the phone, even anticipating that our first official dates would be with each other. But, alas, it was not to be. His family moved to Arizona and I have not heard from him since. I hope he has had a great life and thinks of our first kiss with fondness.

Sorry, no pictures...