September 9, 2012

Sharing Memories (Week 37): Embarassing Moments

Welcome to Week 37 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey for 2012.   I hope you'll join in writing your memoirs and childhood memories for your descendants.

If you are just joining us, please take a peek at the last two years of prompts by clicking on the Sharing Memories tab at the top of Olive Tree Genealogy blog. You can jump in at any time and you can skip topics that you don't like. There are no rules, it's all about getting your memories down on paper. The prompts are here as a guide to help if you are stuck for ideas.

My 12 year old grand-daughter is obsessed with One Direction. I shake my head at the posters covering her bedroom walls, her binders and notebooks that she's decorated with One Direction boys' pictures and names, at the music videos she watches daily, etc. How can one girl be so enamoured of a group of strangers that she'll likely never meet!

But then I remembered my own childhood crushes. Embarrassing now but they made perfect sense when I was 11 and 12. Mine were slightly different though. I wasn't obsessed with music groups, I joined my best friend in having a mad crush on one of our local police officers!

It became so obsessive for both of us that we began following all the police officers and their cruisers whenever we saw them. We lived in a small town so there were only a handful of guys on the force so it was pretty easy to stalk follow them anytime we spotted them.

The most embarrassing part now as an adult is remembering that we chased them down to ask for their autographs! I can't believe how silly we were and how silly young girls still are. But it was fun at the time. They must have thought we were crazy.

What was your obsession or crush as a kid? Did you do things that now embarrass you?

1 comment:

Ezri J. Rediker said...

In grade school I had a crush on a girl named Angel Binkley. Later in life, way after professing my affections for (years). Happens to be that she's related to me by blood. I was so embarrased and her brother had to be the one to tell me. Seems that she knew and didn't want to hurt my feelings, or she just thought it was hilarious. : }