Throwback Thursday #41 – First Crush

Welcome back to Throwback Thursday. I was a bit lost this past week after all the devastating news so I have not even responded to Lauren’s post last Thursday. I will respond later today and put the link to the backdated post in the bottom of this edited post.

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  • Write your own post sharing your memories and leave a pingback to this post in the comments.
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This week’s prompt is: Your First Crush

Young love is fun to think back on, but the definition of young differs. For one person it might be five years old and for another it might be sixteen years old. There is a certain innocence and youthful vulnerability with liking someone, especially if you were brave enough to let them know.

You can respond to the following questions as they are, or you can use them to spark your own memories and write your own post.

This is an all age appropriate blog, so please keep your post rated for the possible audience. 🥰

  1. Who was your first crush? First names only!
  2. Was this a celebrity or someone you knew ?
  3. How old were you?
  4. How old was your crush?
  5. Did you let your crush know you liked them? If so, how?
  6. Did your crush like you, too? How did you know?
  7. Did you get teased by your family for having a boyfriend or girlfriend?
  8. Did you feel like you were in love or did you think it was simply a fleeting crush?
  9. Was this just a  temporary crush or your first heartbreak?
  10. When you think of that person today, do you have fond memories of them?

My post follows.

I did not really have celebrity crushes until I fell in love with Peter Tork from the Monkees.

My first crush (I think I was five or six) was my cousin. He was my age and all was well until he slammed the gate at my great aunt’s house and the gate slipped the lock and hit me in the head. I saw stars that day, but my crush faded after that. My cousin passed away several years ago, and I have fond memories of him although I rarely saw him after we grew up.

My second crush whom I have written about before, was Rick. He was a triplet and I chose him over his brothers because he wore glasses and I could tell him apart from the others. They often came to our valley to visit their family. We were always infatuated with people visiting from other places.

My third crush was Gordon. I was in first grade and I can still see his sweet smile and cute dimples.  He sat across the table from me, and I must have talked about him a lot because my family teased me unmercifully about him.

I think I recognized these all as puppy love situations. My first real heartbreak didn’t come until maybe sixth or seventh grade. The heart is most tender at that age. We moved away to Ohio and I wasn’t sure I would ever recover enough to breathe again. When we came home to visit my grandparents I always tried to call him to reconnect. He was probably my first real love and moving away really broke my heart.

I wrote notes and letters and cried to mask my heartbreak while playing love songs on the record player. Songs like this one…

I have fond memories of all of them and hope they remember me fondly as well.


37 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday #41 – First Crush”

  1. My first crush was on Kirk. We were in 6th grade. We’d known each other since toddlerhood, but only came to find ourselves in like, certainly not love, that year. Our romance lasted a few months, then he broke up with me. I wasn’t heartbroken. I have very fond memories of Kirk who was kind and funny. I recently found out that he died a few years ago which made me feel sad– and old.

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  2. My first serious crush was James in seventh grade. Many many years later, now divorced and out for a nice evening I saw a man who looked appealing across the room. It was James! Alas, the chemistry was gone close up.

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  3. Here are my answers, Maggie.

    1) Barbara, a girl in my class at school.
    2) I knew her.
    3) 13
    4) 13
    5) I bought her a suede purse, then handed it to her and told her I really liked her.
    6) Yes. She used to hold my hand under the desk, and press it against her leg!
    7) No.
    8) I thought I was in love with her. (We only kissed a few times though)
    9) It lasted for 2 years, but then I met someone else outside of school.
    10) Oh yes. Always.

    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Such sweet remembrances, Pete. I had a boy in high school who always made a mark on my leg with an ink pen in science class. I didn’t mind. I thought it was exciting!

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  4. I crushed hard on Davey Jones from the Monkees. I know, how cliché. Everyone had a crush on Davey Jones. ^_^ But he wasn’t my first celebrity crush. For some reason, I had a huge baby crush on Bill Bixby from The Courtship of Eddie’s Father and later The Incredible Hulk.

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    1. Celebrity and teen idol crushes are so much fun. I loved Peter Tork and I later had adult crushes on John Davidson (those dimples and blue eyes) and rough and tumble Sam Elliott – what different types!

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