< Previous Home

This boomer still remembers puppy love

We love old memories. Memories of baby boomers as kids. That’s what Portland, Oregon’s Salli Hollenzer writes about in this story about long ago puppy love. In 1963, I developed a crush on a boy — discovering that even eight-year-olds can fall in love. His name was Mark, and he caught my eye shortly after he moved into the neighborhood. Timorous, I’d walk twenty paces behind him to school.