Continuing on with “Six Unimportant Things”, I bring you the Osmond years.
“Unimportant Item #2: Donny Osmond put his arm around me when I was 11. He was 13. They called it puppy love.”
My childhood adoration of Donny Osmond has been well documented on this blog. Particularly in this post. In other words, I had already posted the picture.
So, I cheated just a little. By not admitting that the photographic evidence already existed in my archives.
I beg your forgiveness. But, I was really running out of ideas for the “Six Unimportant Things” meme. Ideas that I could back up with photographic evidence.
But, it seems that more than 3 of you wanted to see this not so elusive picture of Donny. With his arm casually draped around an 11 year old me. So, I’ll parade it on my blog once again.
You have to understand what a big fan I am was am was. Whatever. His eyes followed me wherever I went in my childhood bedroom. Because his posters adorned every square centimeter of painted surface on my walls. My mother was an awfully good sport about the whole thing.
So much so, that she took me and my best childhood friend, Karen, to see an Osmond Brothers Concert in 1971. And she sneaked us in during a sound check. And got us close enough to breathe on the Brothers Osmond.
Heavy sigh and giant heart palpitations. From left to right, me, Donny, and Karen.
But what I haven’t exposed, are two other photographs that my mom snapped of two of the other brothers.
(This is Merrill Osmond)
(And this is Wayne Osmond)
I thought that just getting the top of our heads in the photograph was a good choice. Because I think we looked a bit fearful. As my mother snapped this photo, Mama Bear Osmond came up and told us that if we didn’t leave, she would have to call security. In other words, scram.
Like that could have stopped my mother. Unlikely.
A cherished childhood memory, to be sure. Of a sweet and simpler, more innocent time. All documented by my Insta-matic X-15 Camera. The one with the rotating flashcube on top.
I’ll be revealing another Unimportant factoid with evidence tomorrow. Not sayin’ which one.