Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves in the Eyes of a First-Grader

    I'm thinking about First Loves today, in the midst of choosing a winner for my Children's Book Week Giveaway (separate post later). Alex Cavanaugh is hosting this First Loves Blogfest, so I've been wracking my memory about these four areas, and here's what I've come up with:
FIRST MOVIE: Hands down, it was Escape to Witch Mountain. I envied the special powers of the two kid characters, Tia and Toby. Kim Richards (Tia) had great hair. And to top it off, they had a soda fountain built into their bedroom suite. How cool is that?!
FIRST SONG: The Bee Gees' STAYIN' ALIVE! My sister was jealous when I got this album for Christmas and she got Barry Manilow. But I envied her new white bell bottoms so it all evened out.
FIRST BOOK: During the entire first grade year, I continuously checked out George and Martha's One Fine Day by James Marshall. I remember thinking George was such a sneak, but he was also so lovable and sweet to Martha. I have to track down a copy.
FIRST LOVE: Despite my better judgement, I was equal parts infatuated with and disgusted with a boy named Tom Delaney in the first grade (first grade was quite the hallmark year for me, I'm realizing!). He gave plastic rings to ALL the girls in Mrs. Kinnaman's class except me. I didn't get why I didn't deserve a ring since he spent all of recess chasing ME and pulled the hat off MY head on the bus to and from school everyday. My crush lasted until fourth grade when Tom moved away. Oh, how I wanted a plastic ring!
     Check out more first loves from the other participants in the list below.
                                                Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! What a memory you have. No way can I remember all those details about 1st grade. My early childhood memories (everything through 3rd grade) pretty much blend together. You've kind of got me wanting to watch Escape to Witch Mountain again.

  2. Those were some great choices. They say when a boy is mean to you that secretly means he has a crush on you :)

  3. Escape to Witch Mountain is a great story--though I've only seen the 2009 movie version.

    I recognize the illustration on the cover of that book but I can't place the contents of it. I know I read it, though.

  4. Several people selected Escape to Witch Mountain. As a kid, I thought Kim Richards was really cute. And if your sister got Manilow, she definitely got the short end of the stick.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

  5. I had the Bee Gee's stuck in my head for 3 days last week - now just mentioning their name I know I'll feel like dancing all night :)

  6. Escape to Witch Mountain! That was a great movie. I haven't thought about it in years. :)

  7. Great picks! I'd forgotten about Escape To Witch Mountain!

  8. Hi DAwn, first time visitor and follower and great to meet you! I had forgotten about Escape to Witch Mountain. Just saw it with the kids about a month ago.

  9. I'm guessing Tom didn't give it to you 'cause he loved you best. Ya know, aren't boys mean to the ones they like? :P It's so wrong...

  10. Stopping by from the linky list. Great First loves posting. I enjoyed reading your story of First Loves.

  11. Love Stayin' Alive! Especially when it's background music to Travolta doing the strut. :D

    My First Loves Post


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