A SUMMER OF THROWBACK THURSDAYS
Here's how it works:
1. Every Thursday through August we'll be throwing it back here at thelifeofbon.com. We want to see pictures of course, but we want the stories that go behind those pictures even more! And because I'm a total control freak, I've even mapped out a nice little schedule for all of us. I figure the prompts will make it easier to come up with something to write about every week.
TH 6/20 Elementary school crush
TH 6/27 Throwback birthday
TH 7/4 Throwback fourth of July
TH 7/11 First job
TH 7/18 Moving away from home
TH 7/25 Memory of one or both of your parents from childhood
TH 8/1 Favorite summer vacation
TH 8/8 Childhood friends
TH 8/15 First kiss
TH 8/22 Memory of a high school teacher or high school class
TH 8/29 Back to school memory
Admit it, those topics are totally bomb.
2. Follow www.thelifeofbon.com, slap that little button somewhere on your post, and link up your Throwback Thursday posts! I'm so excited to read everybody's stories.
3. Visit new blogs and make new blog friends. No duh!
TODAY'S TOPIC: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CRUSHBefore we begin, let me tell you this. I was the queen of crush. I didn't kiss a boy until I was 18, and I didn't have a real boyfriend until college but oh my goodness sakes did I know how to crush! I crushed like it was nobody's business. I endlessly doodled names in notebooks, I figured out boys' home addresses, I knew every individual piece of their wardrobe. Serious stalker stuff. I never dared talk to them, but oh how I crushed.
Elementary crushes: Tommy Riche, Devin Keller
Junior High crush: Brandon Hansen
High school crushes: Keenan Atwood and Neal Maynes.
My most intense crush was probably Brandon Hansen, but that's because it was junior high and isn't everthing more intense in junior high?
For years the room I grew up in had written in glow in the dark pen (so you could only see it in the dark. So hip!) "I love Keenan and Neal!" Yes, I was ridiculous. Add to it that I was 16 at the time. I grew up so very slowly, my friends.
My first "boyfriend" was in third grade. His name was Tommy Riche and I was absolutely and utterly terrified of him. Stoked as I was to have a boyfriend, I spent the majority of my time trying to figure out the best way to avoid him. I mean, come on, nine year olds can't talk to their boyfriends! That would be ridiculous! I remember he used to write me these kind of creepy notes with pictures on them and say things like, "Our love will last for all time" with a heart with a snake wrapped around it and other similar third grade creepster stuff.
One day I was doing my business out on the playground, you know, the usual recess stuff- tetherballing it up, crossing the monkey bars, avoiding Tommy Riche. Some kid came up and gave me a note from Tommy. Inside was a picture of a wilting rose and a caption that read, "Our love is dying. YOU WON'T TALK TO ME." That was when I decided that relationships are way too much work and I couldn't handle the pressure. I told the note deliverer to tell Tommy that it was over between us. Oh, the drama!
After Tommy Riche came Devin Keller. (Also I am a total fool and am using real names here but I almost feel like I have to to keep the stories authentic. All you boys that were once victims of my crushes, I'm so sorry!) I started to like Devin in fourth grade and he liked me back. There was all sorts of chasing and flirting and the like. I remember he made a joke about "sharing his big red gum" with me and I thought it was the scandals and scandals. Devin, you sly boy!
And of course, there was a super juicy break up!
June 2, 1996
Well, a lot has changed since I last wrote in my journal, but my feelings haven't. I still think Devin is a major hunk, but sadly, I dumped him. I know it sounds weird, but let me explain. It was recess and I was walking and talking with my friends and Maika said sarcastically, "Bonnie's about ready to dump Devin." But little did we know Brandie the big mouth was right behind us. She went and told Devin. So he came up to me and said, "Bonnie you don't have to tell me- Brandie did." I knew what he meant and ever since that I've never had the guts to tell him the truth."
Quite the drama, huh? (And P.S. Aren't you impressed that I kept a journal at 9 years old?!)
Now he's married with kids and I haven't seen him for probably ten years. Devin, if you're out there somewhere, thank you for being one heck of a fourth grade crush!
I seriously am loving these Throwback Thursday posts. They are becoming my favorite posts to write each week. Make sure to link up yours below- I can't wait to read about all of your creepy weirdo crushes!