With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be a great time to talk about that first kiss. Were you 13, 14, or 15 or older? Did you know this person a long time or was it someone you just met? Was it at a beach party, birthday party, or a visit to Pasadena Beach for a wiener roast or South Brook Park or just when someone was walking you home? Gotcha thinkin’ now, I’m sure. Can’t imagine that you remember much about that first kiss as you were not that experienced, although your partner might have been.
Perhaps first kisses are anxiety filled for many young teenagers. Others probably don’t give it much thought. Good breath, bad breath, clean teeth, decayed teeth- so many details to remember. Were arms around the neck, waist or just hanging at your side? Was there lipstick involved?
It happened in South Brook Park. I had gone there with my friend Sheila and she had introduced me to some guys from Corner Brook who were camping there. We spent a few hours hanging out and then when I was leaving the young man gave me a kiss, more like a peck than a smooch!
The most memorable part of the experience was the anticipation later and then going to the park the next night to meet up with the group again. We walked to that part of the park where the tents were set up but the tent was gone, and so were the guys from Corner Brook. That was a bit of a let down, a downer, you could say. There would be no time to get to know each other. And definitely no more kisses!
Yes, I do know his name and I have wondered what happened to him. But I’ve never seen him again. All I have to remember the young man by is that first quick kiss. I’ve been married to the same man for 34 years so I’m used to more substantial kisses now, but back then I felt disappointed for a little while. I’m sure there are many of you out there thinking about your first kiss now! Perhaps your kiss was much more memorable and ended in years of dating or even marriage.
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