A few weeks ago Mrs. C and I were having dinner out with an old fraternity friend, Captain Don* and his wife. Somehow or other the conversation turned to old school boy crushes. Captain Don and I both agreed on our very first celebrity crush.
What pre-adolescent who watched the original Mickey Mouse Club on TV every afternoon after school did not have a crush on Annette? She had that great Annette smile, the lovely dark hair and thick eyebrows. She had beautiful eyes, even in black and white; she was perky, cute, and wholesome.
Oh yeah, she was the only Mouseketeer with breasts.
Next in line and also agreed on was Mary Ann from “Gilligan’s Island.” Actually Captain Don was a Ginger man, but Mary Ann was still in the running. This was a common issue for young lads at the time of this TV sit-com.
The question was asked without an interrogative.
“Ginger or Mary Ann?”
Captain Don went for the movie star, but there really was not much of an argument on this, it was just a matter of individual preference.
My next crush admission was met with some incredulity.
Ok, I admit it, in the day I had a thing for a lady who talked to a sock. The sock was Lambchop. At least my crush was not on the puppet. I stand by my young crush, Shari Lewis was cute.
Next up on the crush parade was a pixie cut cutie:
Not as strange as the puppeteer, but not one apparently shared by most of my peers. What can I say; I was into cute and perky.
Captain Don and I both agreed on the college years crush.
Oh that Goldie, every college kids dream; cute, perky, blonde and stupid. Well we thought she was stupid. Her characters were usually stupid.
We ended the crush conversation at Goldie. Captain Don met his wife after Goldie. Crushes after marriage are in the vault. No need to start any trouble. Besides I already posted on my after marriage crush http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2014/05/celebrity-free-pass.html .
Patricia Richardson (“Tool Time” wife.)
At least she doesn’t talk to a sock puppet.
*Known to some as Squeak, Captain Don is an amateur pilot and when I fly with him it is Captain Don, not Squeak. Since I know Squeak is not his favorite moniker, I now stick with Captain Don.