July 16, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Firsts!

From Bev:

Gleep.  Bud has been very nice to me, but now it's my first week!  While I'm getting my feet wet, I'm posting a meme I found a long time ago at http://smoi.simplyshannon.com/, a site that is no longer valid, apparently, but as this is my first Sunday Stealing, it seems appropriate to do a list of firsts.  I'm hoping I get Mr. Linky to work...still trying....

Sunday Stealing:  Firsts 
First Job: Babysitting for my dad's boss when I was in high school. It was not a good job. I talked about it here.

First Real Job: Working in a foam rubber plant.

First Favorite Politician: Ronald Reagan.

First Car: The 1980 Grand Prix my husband and I bought together right before we got married. My grandfather called it "The Pimp-mobile."

Not our actual car, but same model and color.

First Record/CD: K-TEL's Hit Machine. Do you remember those?  Every year they'd have a collection of the year's biggest hits and it would go on sale a couple of months before Christmas.  I think I had about 5 of them, but Hit Machine was the first.

First Sport Played: I'm not sure which season came first. It was either field hockey or softball.

First Concert: Pure Prairie League

First Foreign Country Visited: Canada, which is also the ONLY foreign country I've visited.

First Favorite TV Show: Probably Bonanza.  I had a major crush on Little Joe.

First Favorite Actor: That honor might go to Roy Rogers.  I loved watching his reruns when I was little.

First Favorite Actress: Loretta Swit (Hot Lips) from M*A*S*H.

First Girlfriend/Boyfriend: A boy named Tony in 9th grade.

First Encounter with a Famous Person: My mom and I walked past Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward on the street in Johnstown, PA when he was there filming Slap Shot.

First Brush With Death: The first death I remember was that of one of my great-grandmothers when I was five.  If you mean my own close calls....I don't know that I've ever been close enough to be "brushed."

First House/Condo Owned: The one we live in now is the only one we've owned.

First Film Seen: I believe it was Disney's Jungle Book.

First Favorite Recording Artist: Donny Osmond

First Favorite Radio Station: 96KISS in Pittsburgh.

First Book I Remember Reading: Wow.  I read so much as a kid.  I sort of remember the Dick and Jane readers in school, which I suppose were first. On my own I have no idea...I liked the Black Stallion books, all of Marguerite Henry's horse books, Julie of the Wolves.... I'm sure there were easier ones before those, but I don't remember what they were.

First Meme You Answered on Your Blog: My blog has had many incarnations. I don't know what the very first meme I ever did was.  On this particular blog it was Thankful Thursday followed by Sunday Stealing.

Thanks for playing along!  Do visit Bev over at the Sunday Stealing site to join in or find links to the other players.  I hope you all have a wonderfully relaxing Sunday....after a particularly stressful week, that's what I'm hoping for myself!


  1. I re-read Black Stallion just last month, trying to decide if my granddaughter would like it or not. I still like it!

    1. Funny, as I was answering that and thinking about it...I was wondering if I'd still think they were as good today.

  2. How funny ... when I read Bev's questions yesterday, The Black Stallion was the first thing I thought of.

    Ditto on Ronald Reagan!

    1. Wow, that's amazing. I don't run into all that many people who have even heard of The Black Stallion outside of the movie.

  3. My sister was in love with Hoss and cried for weeks after he died.

  4. I forgot about K-Tel records. I'm pretty sure I had a few at one time. I also forgot about Dick and Jane and see spot run!! Enjoyed your SS!

    1. I don't think anyone could have made it through the 70s without owning at least one K-Tel record.

  5. I reread Black Stallion myself over the winter. I was thrilled with it. It had been so long since I read it. I have been revisiting a lot of childhood books lately. They hold up well.

    1. Unlike today's classics. I wonder how the adventures of Captain Underpants will hold up in 40 years or so?


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