There are few things more amusing than remembering childhood crushes.
For example, I never missed an episode of the “Hardy Boys.” I actually thought Shaun Cassidy was the cute one.
But my very first crush was Johnny Whittaker. While most people probably remember him as Jody on Family Affair, I fell in love with him when he played Tom Sawyer in the Disney movie. I was incredibly jealous when he kissed Jodie Foster, who played Becky Thatcher.
I was so taken with him that every Saturday morning, I spent my limited television time watching Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.
My tastes may have changed significantly since those times, but my recognition of knowing what those tastes are hasn’t.
And that always makes me smile.
Day 49: Childhood Crushes Day 48: The Words “Miss You”
Day 18: Bartholomew Cubbin’s Victory Day 17: A Royal Birth Day 16: Creative Kids Day 15: The Scent of Honeysuckle Day 14: Clip of Kevin Kline Exploring His Masculinity Day 13: Random Text Messages from My Daughter Day 12: Round Bales of Hay Day 11: Water Fountains for Dogs Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember Day 7: Finding the missing sock Day 6: Children’s books that teach life-long lessons Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment Day 4: Jumping in Puddles Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill Day 2: Old Photographs Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street