Monday, April 7, 2008

Fun Monday

This is what Jo has asked for: I want to know about your first ‘celebrity’ crush. You know, the one you fancied from that band, or that film, or who read the news, or who won Gold at the Olympics.

I'm going to fudge. I'm old, I can do that.

When I was a teenager I met Bob, all the girls talked about him, many of the girls were wild about him. He was cute, but he had a reputation, not a bad boy reputation, but a reputation, none the less. He would never date anyone more than once. Ever.

Well, I didn't care, I was going steady with some one else. But, Bob was cute and he had a very nice hard-body, thanks to Uncle Sam. When I met him he'd just returned from U.S. Navy Survival School. He was lean and mean, not an ounce of fat on him. They taught him how to survive, if he ever had to parachute or crash land in enemy territory; how to eat what was available, like bugs and snakes. This was in 1961. Off he went on a West-Pac cruise. All the girls wrote him, including me. Some of the girls sent him copies of this song:

Marcie Blane-Bobby's girl





Real subtle, huh.

Time went by, and a couple of years passed, I was available, and Bob was out of the Navy. While he was on his 2nd West-Pac cruise, I written that I had broken up with my boyfriend, but Bob didn't call.


One day, in 1963, I said to my 17 year old sister, "If that Bob Prytz doesn't call, I'm never going out with him." She went to school and told Bob's 17 year old sister. That night Bob called and asked me to dinner and said he had tickets to the Ice Capades. Very convenient, having Ice Capades tickets!

We had a good time. I was 19, Bob was 23, I was too young to drink, but Bob had wine with dinner, he seemed very sophisicated. That was on a Saturday night. Bob called the next day and asked for a 2nd date! Boy, was my sister impressed, she actually called people and told them.

After the 2nd date, he asked me for a 3rd date, but I was busy. In those days girls dated lots of different boys, at the same time. So, he picked a different date. On our 5th date, Nov. 2, 1963, Bob asked me to marry him. He was tired of loosing dates to other guys. We were married 7 months later, May 2, 1964. I was still 19 and Bob was still 23.





We're still married, and still having fun.


















This is a lot of shots, I was holding the camera, and we were trying to "look good". Well, we tried.

17 comments:

Barb said...

I love your story.... its great...and so wonderful... love all the photos you two posed for...LOL... fun fun

storyteller said...

I enjoyed your ‘first flower photos’ and the ‘dog hunting’ was fun too, but I love your ‘first crush’ being the man you eventually married and are still with. Well done!
Hugs and blessings,

Melanie said...

How incredibly sweet. Loved your story!!
Our Happy Happenings

ChrisB said...

What a wonderful story and I used to love that record! I love the photos :)

mjd said...

Congratulations on being Bobby's Girl all these years. You both look as happy as the day you walked down the aisle. You had a crush that is worth something.

Heather said...

oooooh! I loved this story and I loved all the shots of you and Bob!!!! My favorite fun monday entry so far!!!!!

Alison said...

what a wonderful post Jan...I loved it...you are one very lucky lady!!

lisa marie said...

You two are adorable! I love that you've been together so long. :) And all those recent shots look like you had a bunch of fun. :)

Jo Beaufoix said...

I loved this so much. And fudge is good, especially with chocolate. How cool that you got your man, and what a lovely couple you are. You look like happy people who laugh a lot. And your wedding pic is gorgeous.

Thanks for playing, and have a wonderfuy day.

jientje said...

Ooohhhh, this is such a sweet post! You actually married him! You two look like such a good couple, both on the wedding picture and on the collage! Those are really fun pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Faye said...

You hang on to Bob--he's a keeper. Good thing there's many shots--other Fun Monday women will be scanning them and cropping you out of the photo. . .giggle.

coloursofdawn said...

What a super story. I loved it, and I am not really romantic (maybe just a bit for a happy ending). Thanks for sharing your story. My parents were married in September of '62 and are still married.

IamwhoIam said...

Well Bobby's Girl you look fantastic.

Sayre said...

People in love ALWAYS look good - no matter what they think!

Swampwitch said...

I think this is my favorite post of all ! What a delightful story. Love the wedding photo but the self-portraits are classic.
...**humming**...I wanna be, Bobby's girl...I wanna be, Bobby's girl.......

Pamela said...

Look at you!! Breaking ALL the rules.......and we love it.

Chris & Allie said...

This was so cute!! I got my man too and someday 50 or so years down the road people will love our story too. Right now we are going on ten years. Thank you so much for sharing and I love the pictures!!

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