Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
Remember me to one who lives there,
She once was a true love of mine.
Simon and Garfunkel's song always reminds me of my very first car date. He was my first teenage crush...well, other than Mickey Dolenz, Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy. I actually got to go out with this one. It was a double date with his sister and her boyfriend. That being the only way my mom would let me go with him. It was the summer of '68, and it was hot, hot, hot. Sis' boyfriend had a convertible and didn't I feel like the coolest chick riding around with the top down in the backseat with an older boy. We went to see "The Graduate" at the historic Keith-Albee Theatre in Huntington, West Virginia. All of my companions had already seen the movie, but they wanted me to see it. I'm pretty sure they wanted to shock me as I definitely consider it an "adult" movie. I'm also sure that I had no understanding of the underlying themes set forth in the movie. Sis and my date sat on opposite sides of me and every time a risque scene was forthcoming, I would get jabbed in the ribs by both of them.
After the movie we went to a popular parking spot called Gobbler's Knob in Ritter Park. I was mighty uncomfortable watching Sis and beau making out in the front seat, while I tried carrying on a conversation with my date. Our relationship didn't last the summer, but I continued my crush on him throughout my high school years along with many others. Luckily I didn't marry him, because I'm pretty confident that I wouldn't be able to stand him now. Doesn't life work out just grand?
Daisy, one of my Buff Orpingtons, was trying to help me take photos. She suggested this spot, but there was too much green in the background. She's still learning.