Jon, age 10
Washington, IA (1975)
I loved to read - I think there was a book just out of the frame - and I tended to also be kind of hyper. I don't know if you can see it in this small pic, but my fingers are digging a hole in the rug. How's that for a combination!
Looking at this pic now, as an adult, he looks like a sweet kid, who probably needs to take a bath and brush his hair - LOL! And who was also outgrowing his clothes. Honestly, I don't know when I felt different. At this age, I thought some OTHER people were kinda different, though.
I wasn't really aware of pop culture at the time, as we didn’t have a TV. However, I listened to our soundtracks to "The Music Man" and "The Sound of Music" over and over and over, until I had them completely memorized.
To the kids today I'd like to say:
Isn't it great to be able to bathe and brush your hair and wear clothes that fit?! Don't take it for granted!
Jon's first, famous-person same sex crush:
Ike Eisenmann ("Escape To Witch Mountain")
With his pretty brown eyes and elfin features, I just knew he’d be the nicest boy._____________________________________________________