I'm so old that any Simon and Garfunkel I've ever owned were on vinyl. I decided I'd like some on my new iPod. I popped it into my CD player and was instantly transported back to my Jr High School years of 1970 and 1971.
Saturday mornings (after I made my bed, dusted my room and practiced piano) were spent in my friend D's bedroom, teaching ourselves how to smoke cigarettes and play guitar. We figured we would be really cool if we could do both of those things. We bought some sheet music and learned I Am A Rock, The Sound Of Silence and Scarborough Fair. We were in the
Geek Glee Club and our cool teacher taught us Scarborough Fair to sing in the Spring Concert.
After lunch there were two possible activities. Sometimes we took the bus downtown, tried on jeans at Sawyer's Campus Shop, had dessert in one of the coffee shops, visited D's grandmother in the high-rise apartments, then walked over to the Beauty Salon where her Mom worked and waited to get a ride home.
Other Saturday afternoons were spent at the Roller Rink. We skated in circles for hours...and hours....and hours. We were pretty groovy looking in our scoop-necked bodyshirts (Onesies for teenagers?) and EXTREMELY low-cut jeans with VERY wide bell-bottoms. How low cut, you ask? The zipper was only about 2 inches long. I used to be thin *sigh*
The "couples only" songs were a good excuse to hold hands with boys who were potential boyfriends or really and truly "just friends". I wonder what ever happened to Frank L?
And I bet D doesn't know I grew up and married her ex-boyfriend!