The first time

  1. Do you remember the first time.....

    1. You saw television?
    2. Your first pet...dog, cat, bird what?
    3. You picked out your own clothes to wear to school?
    4. Your first dinner out with a girl/boy?
    5. The first time you drove a car? licensed or not
    6. The first kiss. who/where?
    7. The first dance/party/prom. What did you wear?
    8. The first time you made out/petted/watched the submarine races...you know.

    And NO I'm not going to ask the first time you did it.
    Last edit by P_RN on May 31, '03
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  3. by   P_RN
    1]1952 Queen Elizabeth's coronation on a 10" b&w at a classmates house.

    [2]dog cocker spaniel Mama said he would never be far from me. He died lying under my crib, I must have been ~2

    [3]I made some pretty awful combinations like see through tops and no slip in the 3rd grade.....not acceptable in the 50's
    I guess maybe 6th grade I was on my own.

    [4]Dinner out is a fog...Im sure I ate...I guess a picnic at the state park w/ my first boyfriend. He's still a good friend.

    [5]Drove Daddy's car for about 3 months and then took professional lessons for a week. Passed first try. I was 14.

    [6]Kiss, the boy I had the picnic with.

    [7]Dance maybe 14 at a Rainbow/DeMolay formal. Strapless teal gown......mmmmmmmm.

    [8]"Raced" officially really seriously......11th grade....lost my bf over that. Shoulda kept him and ditched the other one.

    Oh OK when we got married.
  4. by   hoolahan
    1. You saw television?
    Ummmm, we had TV when I was born, but the first recollections I have of TV were Bewitched, BatMan, and Mr. Rogers, oh yeah, and watching Rawhide while Grampa snored on the couch.

    2. Your first pet...dog, cat, bird what? Cookie....sniff, sniff

    3. You picked out your own clothes to wear to school?
    Ugh! Mom dressed us in polyester and we always looked like the Brady's. I don't think I got to pick my own clothes until I could afford to buy them at age 14.

    4. Your first dinner out with a girl/boy?
    Dinner? That would be w hubby, but we did lots of group dates in hamburger joints.

    5. The first time you drove a car? licensed or not
    Age 5 on Dad's lap. He did not use the best of judgement after a sixpack....he also taught me how to drive before he died.

    6. The first kiss. who/where?
    Youth group dance. Bean...it was the nickname of the coolest guy in the group. He kissed every girl, long, slow french kiss. He wanted everyone to feel special. And we did!

    7. The first dance/party/prom. What did you wear?
    Ninth grade fall festival. Mom sewed my long skirt and I had a beautiful white blouse and a matching shawl. But, Jeff was a dud!

    8. The first time you made out/petted/watched the submarine races...you know.
    Youth group again. A Party, made out with Karl. I still see him from time to time. He stil has his tickly mustache

    Good thing about that last sentence, b/c I would never tell!! Lots of things I would not want to re-live at that time in my life!!
  5. by   nursenoelle
    1. We always had TV, my mother watched Solid Gold religiously.

    2. "Sissy" our German Sheppard. That was the first time I saw a man cry, my dad loved that dog. I was 4.

    3. Umm High School. My mother and I battled daily. It was easier when I wore the same white shirt and green plaid skirt for years.

    4. Prom I think. Unless, like Hoolie said, burgers.

    5. Age 26 - never really had an interst till then. Got my license 3 weeks ago.

    6. Ezra 3rd grade. He was beautiful. I loved his name. In the lunch room on a dare. Just walked up to him and did it, poor kid.

    7. 8th grade banquet. In this huge pink silk tafetta 80's thing. The only difference between kitsch and beautiful is time.

    8. 10th grade, at some girls sleepover. Some mother had the brilliant idea of letting us "camp out" in the backyard. I don't remember the guys name.
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    The first time I saw TV was in a store. There were Big TVs in wooden cabinets with small screens. One small one was on a table with a womans face talking. I could see under the table and became upset asking my Mom, "Where's the rest of her?"

    Clothes for school. To tell the truth I didn't care until high school. My Mom made all our clothes and actually made whatever we wanted. I dressed better then than now. She had that knack for style.
  7. by   NICU_Nurse
    We always had television, but I know my first shows were Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers! Already did the first kiss thing in another thread a few months ago, and I cannot reprint that story as it caused such a nostalgic reverie in me that I almost called him just to see how he was doing! So, I've chosen:

    4. Your first dinner out with a girl/boy?

    My first actual dinner DATE with a boy (I mean, I have a brother; that doesn't count) was a semi-blind date when I was 16. I had previously dated a slew of bad boys who ironically lacked their own trasnsportation (Unless you count their Huffy bicycles covered in Anarchy UK stickers...). My little brother went to a private boys school and I fell in lust with this very, very tall redheaded football player (Bro was in eighth grade, I was a sophomore, HottieBoomBatty was a senior...swoon!) named Chad. Our neighbor, who happened to play football, and was Chad's best friend, arranged the date. He picked me up in his mother's Lincoln Continental, and then we picked up a mutual friend and his date. We went to a movie (I don't remember what it was, but it was an indie flick that I found profound and moving and that he didn't get, which caused some friction...he wasn't too bright, but dang, he was so cute he could cause a pair of panties to disinegrate with a mere wink of his big blue eye), and then after the movie, we went to Olive Garden. Let's just say that he was a total dolt and leave it at that- he was so not-smart that I refused to make out with him on general principle. During dinner, he took his the meatballs from his spaghetti and a soft breadstick and fashioned an edible penis out of it. Then he laughed. A lot. Umm. Okay, next question.


    5. The first time you drove a car? licensed or not

    My father insisted that we learn how to drive early. I was eleven or twelve, and he took me to an abandoned parking lot in the station wagon that was to become mine (Gee, thanks, Dad- don't even give a girl a CHANCE to be cool!) to practice driving around the circular driveway, parking lot, and teach me to park the car without sideswiping others. He pointed to a tiny twig on the ground and said, "Now, don't hit that twig. I want you to park without touching it." I was like, oooookay, a twig? Dad, you're such a dork. So I park the car, and whoops, ran over the twig, and all at once, my father turns purple. This vein popped out in his forehead and he snarled, "YOU JUST RAN OVER A CHILD. GIVE ME THE G**D*** KEYS!" He scared the crap out of me, I started crying, he drove us home, and my mother yelled at him for being ridiculous and then took me shopping and out for Chinese. So it wasn't all bad. Plus, I get to rib him about it now, which I never miss an opportunity to do. You know what they say- bad moments make the best stories.



    7. The first dance/party/prom. What did you wear?

    Ah. This brings back painful memories. 14 years old. My first blind date (there were only two; this is the other one) was with yet ANOTHER private school boy from a chichi Uptown neighborhood (think antebellum mansions and Trust Fund From Grammy). We were to attend a dance in a swanky hotel ballroom, and I need something stunning to wear. My mother, who, God Bless Her, always ALWAYS meant well, was low on money. We went to a sort of generic brand swanky dress outlet, and I tried on black slip dress after black slip dress, looking for that whole Audrey Hepburn-knock-your-socks-off-subtle glamour thing. My mother nixed them all (too much cleavage, too tight in the butt, too short, Jesus-Kristi-I-Can-See-Your-Areola kind of thing). I was near tears in the dressing room and she called over the door, "Oh! I FOUND it! It's beautiful." And on and on. I lit up, swung the door open, and she was holding this blue monstrosity of a chiffon factory explosion over her body, looking dreamily into the mirror. My heart broke (my mom was really, REALLY poor when she was younger), and I knew that there was no way I could say no to this. It meant too much to her. So we bought it ($40 bucks! Woo!), I wore it, end of story. Almost. When the dates came to pick us up at my friend's house (she set the whole thing up), my date SNORTED. Of course, my friend was wearing a black slip dress. At the dance, we entered and turned heads...lots and lots of gleaming, highlighted, stick-straight locks swishing around, pink glossed mouths opening in horror...an army of black slipdresses attached to beautiful doll heads all staring at me in my Pouf From The Depths of Hell. I still have pictures. Oh, I have indigestion now. I need some TUMS.


    8. The first time you made out/petted/watched the submarine races...you know.

    I was going to answer this, but have decided to leave a bit of mystery here. Besides, it's embarrassing, and I've been far too forthcoming already. ;>) Someone else's turn.
  8. by   nowplayingEDRN
    1. You saw television?
    My earliest reccollections are of Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers, Sesame St., WWF (Chief Jay Strong Bow was my fav) and M*A*S*H
    2. Your first pet...dog, cat, bird what?
    A little long haired grey kitten, I named him Morris. My Grandpa found him in a barn and gave him to me. He was a great alarm clock.....unfortunately, he was hit by a car
    3. You picked out your own clothes to wear to school?
    It was kindergarten or 1st grade...I had a dress that looked like it was spattered with paint and had a red bow at the white collar. I loved it and always wanted to wear it.
    4. Your first dinner out with a girl/boy?
    It was with my hubby, who was my bf at the time....we ate at McDonald's.....lol accompanied by a mutual aquaintence's 2 little kids
    5. The first time you drove a car? licensed or not
    My Mom's black Chevy Chevette........drove the last 5 miles home after getting my permit before going to work. I was scared to death.
    6. The first kiss. who/where?
    Hmmmm, It was either 5th or 6th grade....kissed this boy that was my "bf" (puppy love is great) we were on a class trip at some park for a picnic.
    7. The first dance/party/prom. What did you wear?
    Party was at a friend's house for her b'day but I can't tell you what I wore.
    8. The first time you made out/petted/watched the submarine races...you know.

    "Watched" the lunar eclipse with the cute guy down the street....everyone had a crush on him and every girl wanted to be with him. I was with my best friend and her sister and a guy that she was "going" with. We were all sitting in an old junk car, till we got busted by our folks......lol lol

    And NO I'm not going to ask the first time you did it.

    This is where I hide the keyboard and make this chapter a mystery......:imbar :chuckle
  9. by   ?burntout
    originally posted by p_rn
    do you remember the first time.....

    1. you saw television?
    2. your first pet...dog, cat, bird what?
    3. you picked out your own clothes to wear to school?
    4. your first dinner out with a girl/boy?
    5. the first time you drove a car? licensed or not
    6. the first kiss. who/where?
    7. the first dance/party/prom. what did you wear?
    8. the first time you made out/petted/watched the submarine races...you know.

    and no i'm not going to ask the first time you did it.
    1. i remember watching sesame street and smurfs...i also watched "days of our lives" with my mom...she'd send me out of the room when things got, umm, "mature....lol

    2. my first pet was a german shepard-rommel...was about 6-7 months old...don't know what happened to him

    3. i was in 4th grade when i picked out my clothes....

    4. i was 15 yrs old...my first date...double dated with my best friend...

    5. i was 13 or 14...before the sanitation dept. came around to pick up the trash by the curb, we had to take it to a dumpster...i was allowed to take it by myself.....i loved driving..hated getting the garbage out...yuck

    6. my first kiss was when i was 15..on my double date....he was going to be a senior that year...i will not reveal his name..we will just call him "d." it was in the backseat of his friends' car....
    nothing else happened!!!!!

    7. the first dance i went to was our homecoming dance when i was a sophmore in high school-i wore a short white dress with small black polka dots on it and it had 2 ruffles on the bottom-it looked better than what it sounds.....

    8. the first time i made out was when i was a sophmore in high school.....didn't do too much, but did enough....now i plead the 5th.:imbar :blushkiss
  10. by   Ted
    Originally posted by P_RN
    Do you remember the first time.....

    8. The first time you made out/petted/watched the submarine races...you know. . . . . . .


    Watched the submarine races??????


    O. K. Never heard of that expression. Seriously!

    Please. What does it mean????

    (I have my suspicions. . .)

    :chuckle

    And to answer the questions:

    1. You saw television?
    Don't remember.

    2. Your first pet...dog, cat, bird what?
    When I was born. Parents had a cat who used to guard my bedroom door. She'd cry when I cried. . . so I'm told.

    3. You picked out your own clothes to wear to school?
    Kindergarten.


    4. Your first dinner out with a girl/boy?
    13 years old.

    5. The first time you drove a car? licensed or not
    18 years old. After I graduated from High School!!! I could only drive when I was able to pay for everything!

    6. The first kiss. who/where?
    13 years old. Her name was Michele. It was in a corn field. I think fondly of that moment!

    7. The first dance/party/prom. What did you wear?
    10th grade. Wore a typical goudy polyester tux of the '70s!

    8. The first time you made out/petted/watched the submarine races...you know.
    13 years old. With the same girl mentioned above (Gosh, I hope she doesn't come to this bulletin board!). Included the petting thing! . . . . I still don't know what the heck the "submarine races" is all about. . .

    Oh yea. . . the first time I did "IT". (Just throwing this in there for the heck of it.) 17 years old. Before I could drive. Very fond memories of this time and this person. Over 25 years ago.

    Time is flying by way toooooooo quickly!

    Ted
    Last edit by Ted on Jun 1, '03
  11. by   night owl
    I think TV had just come out when I was born, but I remember watching The Gale Storm Show, and Amos and Andy. Those are probably the earliest TV shows I remember.

    I remember my mom feeding me prunes in the high chair and me spitting them out and thinking, "Why does she keep stuffing them back in? Can't she see that I loathe this stuff???"

    My first pet was a turtle named Timothy

    I wore a uniform to school from K-8, so the first time I was able to pick out my own clothes was when I was in HS! :chuckle

    The first kiss was when I was in 7th grade. His name was Jimmy and his grandmother was our teacher. Took place behind the church...Blasphemy!!!

    The first time I drove a car I almost took the whole corner with me when I made my first right hand turn. Went up over the sidewalk, hit a sign and the mailbox. Hilarious...now.

    First dance was a joke. The boys on one side, the girls on the other. 8th grade, but by the end of the night it was smoooth sailin'. Wore a pretty white lace dress, bow in hair, what patten leather shoes and purse to match! Hot stuff ya know :chuckle

    First date was to the movies when I was a sophmore. The movie was great, but the guy was a jerk...nuff said!

    First time I watched the subs roll by was down the Jersey shore on the beach in SeaSide Heights...it was niiiice.

    Let's see, the first time I...never mind, let's just say I got caught by the police in the back seat of a Javelin. I remember saying, "Huuuuh do you mind shining that flashlight the OTHER way please????
  12. by   Ted
    Night owl wrote:
    The first kiss was when I was in 7th grade. His name was Jimmy and his grandmother was our teacher. Took place behind the church...Blasphemy!!!
    Well. . . I had my first "Make-out/petting" moment(s) (lots of them, actually!) INSIDE the church . . . in front of the alter, inbetween the choir pews!!!

    Understand, my father was (still is!) a minister. I knew where the keys were!!!



    And please. . . .

    What does Watching the submarine races. . . mean???!!!

    Ted
  13. by   night owl
    Ted! That's all I can say!

    I sure would like to know about those submarines too, may have done it I don't know or I can't remember
  14. by   nowplayingEDRN
    First time I watched the subs roll by was down the Jersey shore on the beach in SeaSide Heights...it was niiiice. Let's see, the first time I...never mind, let's just say I got caught by the police in the back seat of a Javelin. I remember saying, "Huuuuh do you mind shining that flashlight the OTHER way please????
    NightOwl.....

    The Jersey Shore is the best.....but You got me giggling in hysterics with the caught by the cops part..... If I didn't kow better, I'd think it was something that would happen to me. Girl, too funny......and as for the submarine races, I have my own ideas and I will admit that I never heard it put quite that way, but I'ma thinkin that my ideas are right on the money

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