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Blast From the Past

October 27th, 2016 (01:41 pm)

I'm sitting here at Caboose Cafe, catching up on some writing, and suddenly I realize that something in the background has been knocking at my brain. The radio is playing a Partridge Family song! Haven't heard one of those in a long time. (Despite the veiled allusion to the better known "I Think I Love You" in my first sentence — did you catch that? — that's not the song that's playing right now. It's "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted.")

I was totally in love with David Cassidy when I was about 8 years old. I even saw him in concert once, one of the great thrills of my life up until that point. The same year, we also attended a Bobby Sherman concert. I liked him too, but it was my sister Karen who used to kiss his photo on the pages of Tiger Beat that were taped up all over her side of our bedroom. I had my Tiger Beat photos, too, but mine were David Cassidy. We used to argue about who was cuter. I remember my grandmother visiting once. Confused by their longish hair, she asked who were the girls in the pictures on our bedroom walls!