This evening was a special treat. My very first friend and her husband are passing through town and we met them and some other friends for dinner. I love visiting with Barb. We go back to kindergarten, so you can imagine the memories we have to share. Here we are starring in Rumpelstilsken. That’s me on the left and Barb on the right and our classmate Carol between us. Actually, we were not starring at all. We were the “ladies in waiting”, sort of like the “extras” in a Hollywood movie. I had one line–“Maybe it’s Needlenose”–as my character tried to guess Rumpelstilsken’s name.
But here is one of my favorite Barb memories (which will give away both my age and my pre-adolescent yearnings). 77 Sunset Strip was a popular detective show when we were kids. We both had a crush on one of the characters, Jeff Spencer, played by Roger Smith (top guy in the picture). Since we both wanted him, we pretended that one of us was married to Jeff (we think it was Barb) and the other to Roger (we think it was me). I was so obsessed with Roger Smith that when it came time to pick my middle name for my confirmation, I picked his wife’s name (which, at that time, was Victoria. He has long been married to Ann Margret. Imagine picking Ann Margret over me!)
One time on the show, the characters were talking about “strippers”, and we somehow figured out that strippers had tassles on their breasts. So we got the tassles off our sisters’ graduation caps and taped them to our flat chests and tried to make them whirl around. I’m so glad we had no video cameras back then! (I added strippers to the blog post title just to get more hits. I’m shameless!).
ps: How do you spell Rumpelstilsken??