Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Firsts

Sunday Stealing:  Firsts

First Job: Babysitter, unless you count farm work, in which case I was a baby calf feeder, a chicken feeder, and assorted other farm-kid- duties doer.

First Real Job: Parts Manager

First Favorite Politician: Jimmy Carter

First Car: I had an old Jeep when I was 12 years old that I drove up and down our very long driveway.

First Record/CD:  I don't recall. I think as a young child my first album was children's songs from Disney. As a teenager, I think it might have been Captain and Tennille.

First Sport Played: Probably dodge ball.

First Concert: My parents took me to see Loretta Lynn. I think. It was somebody like that.

First Foreign Country Visited: We actually landed in London on our way to Spain. But we didn't get off the plane.

First Favorite TV Show: The Partridge Family.

First Favorite Actor: David Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge.

First Favorite Actress: Susan Dey, who played Laurie Partridge.

First Girlfriend/Boyfriend: I think his name was James. Seems like every boy I dated was named James.

First Encounter with a Famous Person: When my high school band played the Star Spangled Banner for President Jimmy Carter.

First Brush With Death: My grandfather passed away when I was 12. I almost died when I was 23 and had an ovarian cyst rupture.

First House/Condo Owned: The one I live in now is the first one I owned.

First Film Seen: Planet of the Apes.

First Favorite Recording Artist: Linda Ronstadt

First Favorite Radio Station: Whichever one played American Top 40.

First Book I Remember ReadingThe Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss.

First Meme You Answered on Your Blog: I've been doing this since 2006. But it appears my first "meme" type thing was BlogBlast for Peace, then known as The Peace Blog Initiative. That was in November 2006. In January 2007, I started doing Thursday 13.

I encourage you to visit other participants in Sunday Stealing posts and leave a comment. Cheers to all us thieves who love memes, however we come by them.


  1. I remember Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter as presidents, but I never really paid any attention to politics until Reagan. He was the first president I was able to vote for.
    Keith Partridge...would you believe my boss is a pretty good ringer for David Cassidy? I've gotten used to it, but found it rather disconcerting when I first started my job.
    Very cool that your band got to play for the president!

  2. Our first jos were the same. I've lived on a cattle/ crop farm and a dairy farm. My first records were children songs and a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Christmas record. As a teen it was Steve perry of Journey( still turn him up when down). I watched the Partridge Family too but I thought it a little "unreal". My first brush with death was my grandmother, when I was 12, we were very close. Now I deal with it almost everyday since I work for a funeral home as a cosmetician. Makes you really appreciate the time you have with the people you love and the ones that love you.

  3. I have the same experience with Korea that you had with London. Our plane landed en route to Australia but I never got off (I was the only passenger who stayed on!)

    You got to play for Jimmy Carter; my son's class got to sing for Rosalyn Carter when she came here to celebrate the country's very first all-solar housing development.

  4. I loved The Partridge Family & Linda Ronstadt.

  5. So many awesome answers--the Partridge Family, I wanted to jump on that bus!


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