“Getting to Third Base”

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 09:17 AM.

She was sure he said it!

I’m sure Forest’ mouth drooped open real wide when he said it. He could have been just looking at the ponies galloping in mid-air, but according to Bonnie it was the real deal.

My aunt at 10, saved the best line of her letter for last, she knew what she was doing. She had her eyes on Forest and according to Bonnie; Forest had his eyes on my aunt.

The last line of the letter read, “I think Sally likes him (Forest), but she’s not going to have him.”

Doggone it Forest, I’m much older now, but I still want to know, I need to know, what was your secret?

James Dean and Frank Sinatra may have been big deals in 1955, but it sounded like Forest owned the playground.

My aunt included a “PS” for Mama to please bring the typewriter home. I suppose she wanted to write poems about Forest.



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