My best friend, Barbee, was quite the opposite! Whereas I loved spending time outside, riding bikes, playing with my dog, etc. she was always mooning over the movie star magazines and dreaming up some heated romance! By the time we were Juniors, she had been madly in love at least three times. She insisted I join the ranks of the teenage angst. She had a grandmother in a nearby town whom we would go visit occasionally. Barbee's grandmother Meemee, was the epitome of grandmothers! She had the most beautiful white hair; she was short and slightly plump and adored Barbee who could do no wrong in her eyes! So she became my Meemee too!
When we would go visit Meemee, it was usually in the summer when we were out of school. The small city she lived in had a pavilion in the park where the teens would go to hang out...dancing and live bands. This was pre-heavy metal days...most of the music was dance music like our parents would have; concert-type music. When we would go out there, Barbee would insist I take my glasses off (pre-contact lens days, too)...the phrase "boys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses" was on her mind!! So not only was I rather shy about the whole dating thing, I was also now blind as a bat!!
|Me without glasses!|
|and with glasses!!|