Sunday, February 24, 2013

First 20 Questions-Sunday Stealing

First Job: When I was 15, I passed out dinner trays at a nursing home

First Real Job: 1968 Union Bank in Pasadena, I have been a bankerchick forever.

First Volunteer Job: When I was 15, I was a candystriper at the local hospital.

First Car: 1954 Ford when I was 16.  It was a stick shift and I learned on an automatic so I didn't drive it for awhile.

First Record: Frankie Avalon's Venus

First Sport Played: Dodge Ball, Tether Ball and Four Square, I guess in elementary school.

First Concert: Concerts weren't big when I was younger, but I did see Jose Feliciano in Pasadena, it must have been 1965 before he was big, he was so young.
First Country Visited: Mexico when I was in High School, I was a Girl Scout... no really.... we saved for a trip to Our Cabana, Mexico City and Acapulco

First Kiss: Seventh Grade his name was Mike and it was by the baseball back stop in the school yard.

First Speech: I don't think I have ever give a formal speech.

First Girlfriend/Boyfriend: Mr BankerChick, we met when I was 18. I had dated but no one I considered my boyfriend.

First Encounter with a Famous Person: Hoppalong Cassidy shook my hand at the Rose Parade, I did not wash my hand for days. He was my favorite cowboy. I am sooo old.
First Brush With Death: When I had DD1, I got toxemic enclampsia, just like Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey. I was in the hospital for 6 days, almost had a stroke.
First House/Flat Owned: Our first house was in Garden Grove, CA for $40,000, 1975.

First Film Seen at a Cinema: I can remember a re-release of Bambi at a drive-in with my folks and my aunt took us to a re-release of Gone With the Wind the night my brother was born.

First Media Appearance (Radio, Newspaper, TV): Bill Stulla's Parlor Party. It was my Birthday.

Some one else's memory HERE
First Hospital Stay: Tonsils out at 11 and they did not heal for some reason so I went back in about a week later for a 2 day stay.

First Book You Remember Reading: Dick and Jane in school.  Little Women when I was about 10.

First Pet: A yellow parakeet named Sugar, then a black cat named Licorice.

First Election You Voted In: 1968.


  1. I think it's so romantic that you are still happily married to your first boyfriend. And 1968 was a watershed year in American politics. You were part of an election that really changed the world!

  2. hospital work for you funny how I went from office to hospital where I never thought I would be
    come see what I shared at

  3. I can't believe Sybil died. And then Matthew died because the actor is on Broadway. It's starting to smell like the American soaps.... :)

  4. I'm with Harriet on the Downton Abbey!
    Love your answers, great glimpse into who you are.
    btw, my son who is 30 always argues with his friends that Jose's version of Light my Fire is just as good as the Doors...they think he's crazy, but I agree since I grew up listening to both.

  5. I am ashamed to admit that I have never seen Gone With The Wind... I wonder if it's too late?

  6. I love finding out more about you. How scary your daughter's birth must have been Crikey!