I was starting to feel left out.Â Thom brought this meme to my attention when he did it (a meme stolen by Sunday Stealing from Iain Daleâ€™s Diary.Â Then Lisa did the meme.Â Then Melli did the meme and now it’s my turn! [Update — this is also up on Barbara’s blog.]Â 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.Â I spent 7 hours a day on my hands and knees in the dirt.
First Favorite Politician:Â 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.Â 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.Â I still miss her.Â Her name was Freedom and I loved her.
First Record/CD: Bobby Sherman — <i>Julie Do You Love Me</i>.Â 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:Â 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.Â The audience was seated on the floor and I was sitting by the stage where she was dancing.Â She slipped off the stage and stepped on my fingers.Â 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.Â 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 playÂ elevator tunes or square dance music.
First Book I Remember Reading: Green Eggs and Ham
First Meme You Answered on Your Blog:Â Â 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.