I'm checking my email and see a link for this article, with the provocative title "Mom's Secret Crush"
The article is less than provocative, however.
But it did get me to thinking.
Growing up, I remember my mother having a few celebrity crushes, none of which really ever made much sense. For some reason, she was enamoured of Tom Jones.
She had all of his albums, and his hirsute chest always seemed to be following me around the house....like a puppy.
Then there was Martin Sheen. Whereas she thankfully gave up Tom Jones years ago, she still maintains a crush on Martin. Can't say I blame her either.
And John Derek (whom she never failed to mention "had been beautiful" before presumably he met Bo and everything went downhill). He seems to have been a crush from her teenage years.
What's even more ironic is that my mother used to make fun of her own mother for her (my grandmother's) crush on none other than 70s pretty boy John Davidson (whatever happened to him, I wonder?) My grandmother had a taste for the young pretty ones, I guess.
So, is my mother just a raging boycrazy hussy, or did your mother have crushes too
(not that those two are mutually exclusive questions)?