Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Sixteen Going On Seventeen

Being a junior in high school was so exciting for so many different reasons. I was asked out on my first date. I got my driver’s license. I auditioned for the school musical Brigadoon and made it into the chorus. What a wonderfully eventful year!

One of the cute boys in my youth group at church was a year older than me, and I thought he was so funny. I was so excited when he asked me out to a movie! We saw a couple of movies together; Better Off Dead with a young John Cusack, and Enemy Mine, an awesome scifi flick with Dennis Quaid. My heart went all thumpity-thumpity when he kissed me on the cheek one night. That first beau of mine went on to college, and now lives back in the suburbs where we grew up together. He married a wonderful woman who soon became a friend, and I taught their little boy in Sunday School.

Back to junior year: It took me a while to get the courage up to take my driver’s license test. When my mom finally dragged me to the DMV, I passed my test the first time. Phew! My parents let me occasionally borrow the car to go out with my friends on the weekends. Curfew was midnight; however, if I called my parents, they were willing to let me stay out ’til one!

I was thrilled to be a part of Brigadoon. The whole setting was so mysterious. Brigadoon is a Scottish village that appears for only one day every one hundred years; however, to the villagers, the passage of a century appears to be only one night. Two American tourists stumble upon this village, and their arrival causes chaos. The music, the storyline, the acting…was all so much fun!

Last week, I hinted at another activity I would become a part of during my high school years. Since high school was, well, quite a few years ago, I remembered that this activity took place Senior year! Only two weeks remain in this 15 week project called:


Janna of Mommy’s Piggy Tales began a project to share our youth with our children. Every Thursday, I will tell a story about my childhood as if I were telling it to my children. At the end of this project, I’ll have a collection of stories about my childhood for my children to keep, and hopefully treasure.

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9 Responses to Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Sixteen Going On Seventeen

  1. I'm impressed that you remember – or have record of – those movies you saw on your dates… I couldn't begin to tell you what movies I saw in high school, let alone with whom!

  2. Gianna – the closest I come to community theatre is running Vacation Bible School! I do little skits and puppet shows for the kids, and have a blast!

  3. I loved Brigadoon! My dad loved all kinds of musicals, but that one was very special to him.Can't wait to hear what else you got into in High School! Hope you are having a good weekend!!

  4. I was so shy in high school I would never have dreamt of trying out for the play. And dates? What are those? Too shy again to be even asked!

  5. So much fun to read. So many in our group were in choir and plays…well what can I say…I am the old one!Love the story on the kiss on the cheek…priceless.Well we are almost to the end! I have so enjoyed following your life!

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