Saturday, April 2

Posted by Laurel Garver on Saturday, April 02, 2011 13 comments

Thanks to Vicki Rocho at Rambles & Randomness for hosting today's blogfest! Vicki asked participants to answer the following questions.

When did you start your blog?
July 12, 2009.

What is first denomination (price) of postage stamp you remember?
13 cents. The image was something bicentennial related.

How old were you when you learned to ride a bike?
I was six. Bike riding was much easier to learn than shoe trying.

What was the first concert you attended without parental supervision?
My junior year of high school, I went to an all-city youth event featuring a bunch of CCM rock bands who performed covers of Petra and Stryper songs. I also attended plenty of school concerts without my parents. They were in their late 50s by my teen years (in other words, tired) and gave me a fair amount of freedom.

How old were you when you got your first kiss?
I was a month shy of 14, about to start ninth grade. On a youth group trip to Florida, I met a nice guy from the church that hosted us, a dark-haired, freckled, Irish-looking kid with the sweetest Southern drawl. Our two youth groups had a swim party together at a local pool and I'd spent most of that particular evening on his shoulders. We were an almost unstoppable "chicken fight" team. He decided to celebrate our victory by laying one on me during the walk back to church afterwards. I've had a nostalgic fondness for the taste of chlorine since then. ;-)

What is your earliest memory?
I remember climbing out of my crib and wandering around the house late at night searching from my rubber duckie. For some reason I was sure it would protect me from the bad thing I had dreamed about. I was at most 3 years old, because we moved from that house just before I turned four.

How should I celebrate my second blogiversary this summer? Any ideas?
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  1. Awww, your first kiss is too sweet! And I like your first memory! Do you remember if you found your rubber duckie?

  2. ACK! What is it about these youth groups that inspire kissing? My children are never going anywhere again, hahahaha.

    Great answers! Thanks for joining in the fun!

  3. The rubber duckie is always the best protector.

  4. Ah yes, the taste/smell of chlorine, always a turn-on!:)

  5. ohmygoodness!!! your first kiss was SUCH A CUTE story!!!! and what a clever kiddo you were! all monsters fear yellow plastic. :)

  6. You remember things at such a young age--I envy you. What a great kiss! I would love chlorine too!

  7. I'd be very careful with that whole taste of chlorine thing if I were you. LOL

  8. Laura: Just wish i could remember the guy's name correctly. Might have been Russell? I sure did find my duckie. He white and blue with a sailor's hat. I imagined he was tough as Popeye when it came to slugging bad guys. :-)

    Vicki: I can't tell you how many guys at my Christian college tried "greet one another with a holy kiss" as a pick-up line. LOL.

    Josh: especially mine, who wore a sailor hat like Popeye!

  9. Bish: any girl who has had a summer romance will like chlorine and sunscreen smells. :-)

    Jolene: if only I could remember his name...

    Aspiring: I think I lucked out in the first kiss department. It was a nice surprise. Any my duckie had a sailor hat, so I must have dreamed he was tough like Popeye.

  10. Clarissa: So many of my early 'memories' are built around my family's stories. This is one of the few I'm sure is mine, because they were all asleep!

    Mary: I know, I know. My hubby doesn't like to swim! :-/

  11. My first memory's of visiting Mum in the hospital after she had my brother. I would've been 2-1/2 at the time. Strange what sticks in the memory.