I was starting to feel left out. Thom brought this meme to my attention when he did it (a meme stolen by Sunday Stealing from Iain Dale’s Diary. Then Lisa did the meme. Then Melli did the meme and now it’s my turn! [Update — this is also up on Barbara’s blog.] Each of these folks made the meme look fun, so here goes!
First Job: Baby-sitting for the neighbors.
First Real Job: Working in a hop field twining runners around guide ropes and pulling weeds. I spent 7 hours a day on my hands and knees in the dirt.
First Favorite Politician: I don’t know about “favorite”, I never quite think of politicians that way, but the first one whose policies I paid any attention to was Nixon. I was in the 6th grade.
First Car: a 1967 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon — it burned more oil than gas, the tailgate window rolled down every time I hit a bump, and there was no door handle on the passenger side rear door, but the radio worked and she went wherever I pointed her — until one day she didn’t. I still miss her. Her name was Freedom and I loved her.
First Record/CD: Bobby Sherman — <i>Julie Do You Love Me</i>. I saved my allowance for 5 weeks to get that record!
First Sport Played: to the best of my recollection, baseball!
First Concert: Waylon Jennings
First Foreign Country Visited: Canada
First Favorite TV Show: Cecil & Beanie
First Favorite Actor: Bobby Sherman!
First Favorite Actress: Bridget Hanley — (She played Candy on “Here Come the Brides,” and was the girl-friend of Jeremy Bolt, played by Bobby Sherman.)
First Girlfriend/Boyfriend: Roy Shones — 1st through 4th grade.
First Encounter with a Famous Person: Dotty West was singing at Disneyland. The audience was seated on the floor and I was sitting by the stage where she was dancing. She slipped off the stage and stepped on my fingers. She stopped the show to talk to me and make certain I was alright.
First Brush With Death: Three days old — I was born without my esophagus attached to my stomach. They operated with little hope that I would live.
First House/Condo Owned: none — I don’t stay in one place long enough to grow roots.
First Film Seen: Bedknobs and Broomsticks!
First Favorite Recording Artist: Bobby Sherman!
First Favorite Radio Station: KJRB out of Spokane, Washington — the only one I could tune it that didn’t play elevator tunes or square dance music.
First Book I Remember Reading: Green Eggs and Ham
First Meme You Answered on Your Blog: I blogged for a whole two months before getting tagged for my first meme, which apparently had no name, but it was posted on Auguest 5th, 2006 and is still moldering in my archives.