My first love was named Alisa. She was a ballerina and danced in The Nutcracker. We were five years old and kissed by 10s on the playground until we hit 60 times–all while Robin watched.
Ellie’s first love was Herman. She tells us a little about him for HUMANS OF THE PFISTER’s “First Loves” edition:
Herman. He was handsome and very nice. And he played basketball and baseball. My cousin liked him, too, but I won. I liked him first.
This was maybe in 1960 because we graduated in ’64 and my parents wouldn’t let me date until I was 17. We’d go to a lot of drive-in movies, but if my younger sister went, my other sister and I would have to go with her until was old enough. So I went on a first date with Herman. He had such gorgeous eyes. We went to a show, but back then, we weren’t alone that long, so “it” didn’t work out.
In the end, I didn’t marry Herman. But he had a service station for a long time, and I would visit him for many years. He had a good body then, but . . . don’t write that next part.