Do you remember your first date? Most of us do for one reason or another. I was spending the summer with my aunt (mom's younger sister) who lived in a nearby city. I wasn't yet 16. 16 was the magic age that my mom had decided was an appropriate age for a girl to start dating. My aunt didn't usually go along with anything my mom wanted.
It was probably 1965 or around that time. A pretty cute boy lived across the street from my aunt. I don't remember how old he was but he was able to drive. My aunt asked him if he wanted to take me on a date. The boy said yes. The date was planned. I was a nervous ninny!
On the day of the planned date I was ready to chicken out. I told my aunt I wasn't going. She said, "yes, you are." I said there was only one way that I would go and that was if my sister could come too. My sister was 2 years older than me. A woman of the world! Surprisingly, this boy agreed to this.
We left in his long white car. Him and me in the front seat. My sister sitting, happily, in the back seat. And he drove us to a drive-in theater. Have you ever been to a drive-in? They were pretty popular when I was growing up.
We settled in. Hung the speaker on the almost rolled all the way down window, turned the dial and began to watch. The movie playing that night was PSYCHO. Yep, that one and only crazy, Alfred Hitchcock horror film starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates. The scariest film I have ever watched in my life. Was years before I took a shower that was longer than a quick soap, quick rinse, and out!!
What a dumb movie to take a young girl to on her first date! Well maybe it wasn't so dumb on his part. I spent the entire movie sitting almost on top of him, clutching tightly to his arm. And sitting right next to me, as closely as she could get, was my sister. Sure glad she went with me on my first date. (It was also the only date I had with this guy)
Tell me about your first date. Do you remember where you went?