First Loves Blogfest

First Movie:  

Star Wars: Episode IV New Hope (1977) – I did not see this movie when it was first released, but I feel in love with it before it was redux.  But, I did enjoy having the opportunity to see it in a movie theater upon its re-release in 1997. Thanks so much Mr. Lucas.

It was just innovative.  That is what I loved about it.  It was a cool story and had unlimited possibilities and the underdogs won.  This was the beginning of a life long love of any and all things Star Wars.

Best Movie Quote: “May the force be with you.” – That’s to easy.

First Song/Band:

We Go Together – Grease Movie Soundtrack (1978) – It is the first album I ever got and I played this song over and over again.  I still know all the world to it.

“Who put the bop in the bop shi bop shi bop? Who put the ram in the rama lama ding dong?” – Classic lyrics right there.

First Book:

How to Eat Fried Worms (1973) – It was original published in 1973 by Thomas Rockwell.  Has been reprint several times since then and been turned into a movie.  It is a story about a 10 year old named Billy who made a bet with a neighborhood bully.  He had to eat 15 worms in 15 days.  If he was able to complete this feat, he would win the admiration of his peers and money to buy a brand new bike.

Every year, my elementary school would have a book fair and I was able to buy 20 books at time.  It was my favorite day of the year.  I got this book at one of those book fairs and have read it at least once a year since.

First Person:

My mom – And, not just because it’s Mother’s Day.  My mom is a great lady and she taught me how to love life and be grateful for all my blessings.

I can’t wait to read other people’s first.  Thanks to Alex Cavannaugh for a making my Monday better.

28 thoughts on “First Loves Blogfest

  1. I’ve never watched any of the Star Wars movies but do agree that the quote from it is sooo simply classic! Although I never saw Grease either, I was just discussing a song from that movie over the weekend with a friend of mine who was singing it…”You’re the one that I want, whoo, whoo, whoo…” or something like that, lol. Gotta luv John Travolta, man! I don’t think I’m familiar with the book how to eat fried worms. After reading your mother’s day post yesterday, I’m not surprised that she is your “First Person” pick for the First Loves blogfest. It’s very fitting 🙂

    It almost makes me feel bad about not including my mom on my First Loves Blogfest list today. Oh well. At least I have her gifts! LOL

    1. You should see the Star Wars movies. If for no other reason, there are so many Star Wars references in our culture (writer/blogger culture). It is fun to be able to recognize them. They are great stories. Boy meets girl, they fall in love and then he turns into evil, she dies and then their son has daddy issues. Let me know if you ever watch it.

  2. Since seeing your post is what inspired me to do a first loves post of my own, I feel I owe you thanks. It helped that you had such a great list. Star wars was almost my first movie love. I certainly watched it enough as a kid! And the music from Grease, while I didn’t find it until later, is still awesome. Way awesome. Thanks.

    1. Happy to inspire, Morgan. There was so many I saw on other peoples blogs that I forgot about. Princess Bride is in my top five of first loves for sure. Great writing and the amazing Mandy Patinkin as Indigo. HAHA.

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