A slightly broken heart

@1creekgirl (29593)
United States
January 13, 2022 7:58pm CST
When I was 12, my family was transferred from Portsmouth, Virginia to Jersey City, NJ. We went from the suburbs of a small southern town to a large city in the north. I enrolled in Public School 11 in seventh grade and adapted to a totaly different way of life. I felt very shy and geeky, but my small group of friends loved me and my southern accent. Rudy Crosswell was the cutest boy in my class, but he liked me! He wrote me a poem about my ponytail which was so sweet. We lived in a several story apartment building and one afternoon Rudy walked me home from school. We were at the landing between two floors and Rudy gave me my first kiss. It was the only time, but I kind of thought of him as my boyfriend. We lost touch after my family was transferred to California, but a couple of years ago I tried to contact him on FB. I wanted to see how his life had turned out, reminisce about our days in Jersey City, and to tell him I still remember that first kiss. I found out tonight he died in 2018. I know it's probably silly to feel so sad. We only knew each other for two years when we were 12 and 13, but I guess a girl's first kiss will always be a special memory.
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@JudyEv (263755)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Jan
I don't think it is silly at all. It was a very special time for you. I'm sorry Rudy has passed away.
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@JudyEv (263755)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Jan
@1creekgirl Isn't that amazing? And a lad I went out with ended up going to university in Thailand and teaching English there.
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
15 Jan
@JudyEv That's cool!
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@AmbiePam (58390)
• United States
14 Jan
That's not silly. I'm glad you had that fond memory.
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
14 Jan
Thanks.
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@Dena91 (16714)
• United States
14 Jan
Nothing at all silly about learning about the loss of a friend. No matter how long/short time you knew them.
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@JimBo452020 (80130)
• Montrose, Scotland
21h
It's not silly to feel sad. That is all I am saying about this. Because I know.....
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
18h
I was glad to learn he grew up to be such a cool and successful person.
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@JimBo452020 (80130)
• Montrose, Scotland
18h
@1creekgirl As you said First Kiss, special
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@velvet53 (21604)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Jan
There is nothing silly about this. He was part of your life and a part that you will always remember.
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
15 Jan
Thank you for your comment.
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@velvet53 (21604)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Jan
@1creekgirl Life will come together.
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@CarolDM (168237)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
So sorry. Not silly at all. Those are good memories you have. Forever in your heart.
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
15 Jan
Those two years in Jersey City were the best teen age years. I learned that Rudy became a world renowned martial arts instructor. There's all kinds of info about him on the internet.
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@CarolDM (168237)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Jan
@1creekgirl That is so great to know about him.
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@Deepizzaguy (60402)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Jan
I am sorry to learn that one of your best friends passed away for years ago.
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
14 Jan
Thank you, George.
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@Deepizzaguy (60402)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Jan
@1creekgirl You are welcome.
• United States
15 Jan
My condolences about the loss of Rudy. The person who gives you your first kiss will always be special to you, no matter what happens. I remember my boyfriend, Bennet, who was crazy about me. I was only 5 years old and Bennet had decided that we would get married. My parents objected strenuously because they figured that I would have 6 or 8 kids. My parents moved us by the time I was 6 years old and I never heard from Bennet again. I do remember he had the softest lips......
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
15 Jan
What a sweet memory for you.
@Juliaacv (61481)
• Canada
15 Jan
I am sorry for your first love's passing. What girl doesn't remember her first boyfriend fondly.
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
15 Jan
Yes, I guess you're right.
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@moonandstars (52862)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Jan
i am sorry this happened.
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
15 Jan
Thank you so much.
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@marlina (137458)
• Canada
14 Jan
A girl never forgets her first kiss.
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
14 Jan
That's true, isn't it.
@FourWalls (38390)
• United States
14 Jan
I’m sorry to hear that. It hurts to find out someone you knew passed away a long time ago and not recently. But regardless, it hurts!
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@1creekgirl (29593)
• United States
14 Jan
I guess he was special because he was my first "boyfriend " and first kiss.
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