A Baby Boomer's Scrapbook
Peggy Bailey's page...
Ruth's sister, I had known Peggy Bailey for a long time. Although she was a cute kid, a fear of
being harassed for dating a freshman kept me from considering her as anything
more than a friend until we met at a party in Greg Bigelow's basement.
yearbook note to me has always been a reminder of what happened that night.
the party, Peggy's sister Ruth and Greg Bigelow were paying a lot of attention
to each other and, as most kids at basement parties do when parents are
upstairs, they were doin' a little kissin' and a huggin' at every opportunity.
Since Peggy and I were both unattached at the party, I tried to encourage Peg to
do the same with me.
dancing with Peggy (and being the excellent lover that I was) I kissed her on
the left side of her neck and then on the right side of her neck. Next, I kissed
her on the left ear and then on her right ear. Moving right along, I kissed her
on the left cheek and then her right cheek. When I finally kissed her on the
lips, she did exactly what you would expect a girl to do with an affectionate
guy like me. She started to cry.
turned out that she had a crush on Greg and was upset that Ruth was having such
a good time with him. Although talking with a girl was a pretty alien concept to
me at the time, Peggy and I