First crush? Oh, that would be easy. It was in the eighth grade.
His name was Larry Wayne and he had the dreamiest blue eyes. He was nice and was a great basketball player for our school's team. I loved basketball, still do, and made it a point to attend as many games as possible to watch him play.
He was always dressed neatly. A cool pair of jeans and a sport shirt. That was kind of unusual in those days because many of the guys dressed like Fonzie. Tee shirt and jeans, boots, etc.
One of his shirts was a made of a blue and white check, big checks, fabric and it set off his blue eyes so well. I was in a department store shortly after he wore that shirt to school one day and I saw the identical shirt. I bought one in my size and wore it, not when he was around, to feel close to him.
I don't think he ever knew how much I was "head over heels" for him. And, I wasn't the only girl who hoped for his attention.
Thanks for the question. It brought forward a sweet memory.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!