My High School Boyfriend and The First Earth Day

22 04 2007

Remember 1970?

I was in high school, younger then than Favorite Daughter is now. I earned honors even in science and math (because getting good grades is what I did, who I was) but my passions lay elsewhere — mostly with my steady boyfriend. I remember the first Earth Day only because of him.

His family were real environmentalists before I had a clue. They bundled stacks of newspapers for recycling. I wanted to BE a newspaper journalist but I’d never cared about the newsprint they were made of, just the stories in them. His folks drove little nondescript cars with stick shifts, that were no fun at all for a Saturday night date! Their shoes were ugly. Their idea of a whoop-it-up family weekend Read the rest of this entry »