|Skylab Orbital Station|
I'm really into NASA news stories. They make rockets! Since there are no more moon missions, my latest fascination is Skylab. It's launched into orbit with one of the old Saturn rockets and houses an entire science lab. How cool is that?! A house is orbit. Someday I want to go there. Without knowing it, this is a excellent foreshadowing of my attraction to sci-fi.
The President of the United States, who I don't really know, quits and his Vice President becomes President. Ford seems old. Sometimes nice and sometimes stern. I really don't know what to make of him, but I think he wants to do a good job.
The Great Discovery
Around this time I become terribly interested in girls. My first crush is a neighbor girl who lives just around the corner. I proposed marriage, but the engagement only lasts two months. Truth be told, I end up being a little Casanova as I walk all the girls home from school or church. Along the way I pick them dandelions and buttercups, occasionally pilfering plums from shrubberies.
Susan, Gina, Lydia, Heidi... they are all just too cute to resist. I even brake my finger pretending to rescue them from bad guys. I play it cool when I walk home to Mom. As it turns out... the ground is hard and you should pull your punches if you're going to hit it.