Wow, the memories that flood back. This girl acted a little interested, but she was not falling over herself to show me a lot of interest. I think it was a full two weeks before we went to Tony’s Ice Cream Shop again together. We had a lot of friends, but once we started dating our constant companions were Von Dale and Martha. WE probably double dated more than single dated.
We discuss things now about that time. Sometimes we wish we could have been more open, but who knows? Things may have been completely different considering the times and attitudes. WE have learned not to judge young lovers, and just hope they have a great a life as we have had, with all our faults and mis-steps.
I remember once I got my hand up under her sweater (IN BACK), and figured how to release those stupid bra catches, hey with one hand, I was cool, just knew this kid was headed for heaven! She sweetly said, “Fix it back.” “With one hand? You crazy? She turned slightly allowed me to raise the sweater (BEHIND). She had/has a beautiful back (I gave it a massage last night)!!! It took me a while (wonder why) but I got it fastened back. Stupid catches!
WE had a couple lover’s spats. Once She was not speaking to me. I do not remember the reason, but she had left a pair of shoes at Martha’s house. I took them back to apologize, but she sent Johnny to the door. I gave him one shoe. Later I took the other back and she finally came out and we made up. I was glad it was a pair of shoes.
I had the 1948 Convertible we had a lot of fun driving around in it. One night after a date, Von Dale and I were riding and I flipped it. I thought Tuck was killed but he was thrown out on the roll. I had a couple cracked ribs, but the car was in the ditch, back on its wheels lights on half moons turned on the lights to give it a crosseyed look, the radio was still blasting, ‘Gonna Rock around the Clock to night’. Bill Haley didn’t care if I had just ruined my dream car!!
Thanks for following me down memory lane!!!
Back in mid 1950, you could hear these dire predictions in Belmont, NC: