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The Girl From Italy

Happy Valentine’s Daily! Hope it’s romantic, enjoyable, and full of candy and crap like that!

Remember your first crush? Think about that very first object of your affection. Oh, the sweaty palms. The swoony feeling in your stomach. Tell us the story of your first crush. What was it about this person that made your heart pound? Was the love requited? Change the names to protect the guilty or innocent if you must! No judgement here. Happy Valentine’s Day!

It was the summer between second and third grade. I was 7. My brothers and I had a sitter all summer long, but this sitter’s younger brother was around our age. Most of the summer was spent daring each other to touch the electric fence, climbing trees, attempting to make pottery by forming and drying clay in the sun, collecting aluminum cans for money ($5!), rolling huge tires down the hills of paved streets (which could have killed someone, and wasn’t even my first felony attempt by a long shot), and swimming in their pool.  But for about two weeks, their cousin was there. She was also 7, just a month younger than me. Her father was American, and her mother was Italian. She was born in Italy. She was fiery – ostensibly like her mother. She was really cute. And I was totally smitten.

So one day, after some talking, we went behind the propane tank – this was a pretty rural area – and we each had our first kiss. It was fantastic. I’ll never forget it. 7 years old. My first real kiss. We also had our 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th real kisses.

Now, many years later, I’m married to a woman who was born in Italy. She’s fiery.  She’s really cute. And I’m totally smitten.

To answer your question – no, it’s not the same girl. Wouldn’t that have been a cool story? Maybe… but I like the story that happened with my wife MUCH better. She’s my last crush.

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45 comments on “The Girl From Italy

  1. behindthemaskofabuse
    February 14, 2014

    Awww that’s amour

  2. ranu802
    February 14, 2014

    Nice story.

  3. Bailey Mikell
    February 14, 2014

    What a beautiful story. Really put a smile on my face. Love is so beautiful. Have valentines day!

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  6. MomBox
    February 14, 2014

    Love love it :)

  7. kanzensakura
    February 14, 2014

    mine has been filled with work, work, work and crap like that. When we got home, my hubster gave me “nuggie” and my cat bit my ankle. so, it has been an unusually festive day. and it’s a full moon too. Yeah…..crap like that. Hope your day has been swell too.

    • Edward Hotspur
      February 14, 2014

      My day has been filled with 1) illness, 2) 5″ of snow and 3) a 6′ crack in a brand new driveway.

      Fun times!

      But it’s also been filled with sitting across from my wife while we reminisce about how we met.

      • kanzensakura
        February 14, 2014

        That is so sweet! That makes me smile hugely. I have fixed my love brownies and in a few minutes, we’ll settle down to watch Strictly Ballroom, hold hands and dance some. I hope you feel better and get to smile at the one you love.

        • Edward Hotspur
          February 14, 2014

          I have! We’ve already been playing songs to each other.

          BTW I love your Hokusai avatar, or gravatar, or whatever.

  8. Silverleaf
    February 14, 2014

    I love your last line – very sweet. That’s the way it should be.

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  12. Ayush Shishodia
    February 15, 2014

    Reblogged this on Ayush Shishodia.

  13. pouringmyartout
    February 15, 2014

    you are such a romantic… a goofy romantic

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  16. Mrs. Hotspur
    February 16, 2014

    Love it honey-pie :)

  17. lumar1298
    February 19, 2014

    Cute story…

  18. benzeknees
    February 24, 2014

    My first crush was Mike (our paperboy). He was 12, I was 6. He was tall, dark & handsome (in my eyes). When I fell off my friend’s bike near him one summer day, he rushed over & tried to help me by holding me till my friend’s father scooped me up & carried me home. I swooned when I woke up in Mike’s arms & don’t remember the transfer to my friend’s father. 4 stitches were worth that moment in his arms!

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