- **"school Spirit!!!"**
16-18 , from "jug town, al" --
a "preacher's Son") & My Very First , "boyfriend..."
(we Never Forget "those" Do We Cooks?! Ha.)
Jug Town , located in watson, alabama, was david's town (a couple of miles outside of gardendale) known from back in the 40's, as a
Small , "moonshinin´ village" where only small amounts of "profits" were yeilded from it´s locals, back then.
David & Me Were One of "the Couples" , at gardendale high for over three years.
We Were The "last" of The Old , "drive-in theater, burger joints, school dances and sorority/fraternity,"
Kids , from an american "era" that was fast-dissolving here in the states.
14, at "the fun spot" roller skating rink in
& With My Trendy , "eight reds," (specialty wheels that daddy had bought me for My Skates) I Was One of The Fastest & Trickiest" Skaters , at the popular, town roller rink.
Lewisburg Rink Was Another , wood-floored "spot," but daddy wouldn't go for some of the "rough-housing" that accumulated in front of us kids ever-so-often, so the fun spot took the brunt of "kid fun" in town.
Dave Loved My Waist-length , strawberry-blonde hair and i loved his black hair, bright blue eyes, and perfect, white teeth!
My Best Friend (and "bobsie Twin") Lica S. Was In Love With David , so nothing would have made me "horn-in" on that.
But When She Put Kay N. Up To Telling David About It , he grinned and replied, "i think ritzie knows, "which 'one' i like best!"
& From That Day On , the entire, high school was aware of the "new couple."
(lica Did , however, marry up with a "preacher man," years later.
I Was a Popular Gymnast Who Represented The School , for the five, straight years.
& The Only Girl , in all of my grades of 384 students
(consecutively) , at gardendale to "make the team" for each and every year that i attended (eighth through my senior year.
David Was Voted "best Looking" His First Year , at "rocket high" which, besides his good looks, "set him up" for his popularity.
& It Was "no Secret" As To How Many Sororities I Was "blackballed" From Because of The Jealous "girlies" , at gardendale.
(how I Remember Getting My Feelings Smudged Many Times By The Ol' "meanies...")
But , chi-alpha-omega was the sorority for me, and me and "the girls" had tons of fun hosting school activities.
My "first Job" Also Came Along During This Time , and i'll always remember my "sisters and me" going (together) to apply at the local "burger joint," and all of us being "hired on-the-spot!"
Meal Tickets , for us
Gals , and our boyfriends', consumed most of our, minimum-waged (
2.70) pay checks!
Everytime David & Me Had a Disagreement , the "news" was all over the school!
Simply Walking Past a Classroom , you'd hear, "hey!
Did Y'all Hear?
Ritzie K. & David H. Broke Up!
& Many of My So-called , "friend" classmates couldn't wait for their "chance" at him!
But...to No Avail!
(dave Knew a "good Thing" When He Had It!)
& We Continued The Legacy , for another three years.
Every Sunday (without a Miss) David Picked Me Up , for both, morning and evening church services, (as well as driving me to school each day) as his father was one of the preacher's for a centerpoint church.
After Church , (on sunday
Nights) He'd Bring Me Back Home To Change Into My Jeans So That We Could Finish-off The Eves With Some Drive-in Theater "action!"
Also , "without a miss," momma would have us a sackfull of her, "egg salad on white" sandwiches, packed full of her chopped, "cucumber crunchies."
& Dave Could , literally, park himself down on the livingroom sofa (while i re-dressed for our date) and devour an entire jar-full of the little
"sweets," , at one sitting!
His Love , for momma's
Pickles Went Straight To Her Head , and We Never Had To Purchase a Single , corn dog during drive-in, movie night.
So Dave , this recipe's for you my "bud," dedicated to all of those mustang theater drive in "experiences," and alllll of the "egg salad sandwiches" we shared!
(now , "those were the days!"
6-hard-boiled Eggs , chopped coarsely
2 Tblsp.-kraft Olive Oil Mayonaise®
1 Tblsp.-french's Dijon Mustard®
1 Tsp.-kraft Horseradish®
1 Tsp.-tumeric , ground
1/2 Tblsp.-sweet Pickle Relish
1 Tblsp.-fresh Chives , chopped finely
2 Sprigs-fresh Dill , chopped finely
1/2 Tblsp.-lemon Juice
1 Tsp.-celery Seed
1 Tsp.-peppercorns , cracked
sea or Seasoned Salt , to cook's taste--optional
1 Tblsp.-bacon Bits , a nice "option" as well!