Freshman Year: I was still somewhat socially immature..not really into boys yet, but did join in on the "fun" of dating somewhat. My best friend, Barbee, (we met in fourth grade and the friendship continued on) was much more socially mature than I...she started dating earlier and would often drag me into double dating, etc.
There was a dance in the winter where the girls invited the boys...the guy Barbee was dating didn't have access to a car always so she coerced me into asking a friend of his, so we could double date. He was nearly as shy as I was so it was a pretty quiet date as I remember.
I ran around with eight to ten girls...we would take turns having slumber parties...usually around our own birthdays..although one of my friends developed the "half-birthday"...six months after one's legal birthday...thus squeezing another party in!!
|A slumber party...we really weren't stoned..just goofy from lack of sleep!|
Music was always a big part of slumber parties...and we played it at top volume..until a parent...usually a dad would tell us to quiet down!! And yes, we were Elvis fans...this WAS the fifties!
...then Elvis had to make movies and ruined his image to me...he really should have stuck to just singing!
We had so much fun...and alcohol and drugs were never part of our lives..an occasional sneaked cigarette perhaps....all of our parents were big smokers...no one thought anything of it back then. Just look at old movies and tv shows of that era..everyone smoked!