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When I Heard About the Beatles

I was a preteen when I first heard about The Beatles.
Small town girl from the country, sure we had TV
But we did not know anything about England or Liverpool.
I had never heard “We all live in a Yellow Submarine”. 

I was at church camp when someone put up some 
Black and white posters around the cabin.
The big city Des Moines girls oohed and ached.
The rest of us stared at each other.

They were talking about Ringo and John
As if they knew them.
Paul was the “cute one”.
George was rarely mentioned.

I thought it was silly.
But we listened to their songs day and night
Because the Des Moines girls were more aggressive
And we acted silly screaming and stuff because it pleased them.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/11/2019 8:47:00 PM
It's pretty hysterical that they 'taught' you all to scream for the Beatles! ;D Your Bible camp sounds more fun than mine! We weren't allowed to bring anything except a Bible and a baseball glove! I remember the peer pressure around music groups though... and since I was too "country" to know what bands they were talking about, they all rolled their eyes and ignored me for the rest of the week... I think being a fan was simpler in the 60's! (Sidenote: I always wanted to BE a Supreme!) ;D
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/12/2019 7:10:00 AM
We were sneaky 12 year old girls, and our camp counselors were always outside playing "flirt with the boy camp counselors" plenty of our evening times.
Date: 9/11/2019 11:39:00 AM
Let me guess, you loved them "yeah yeah you loved them yeah, yeah, yeah--yeah" Nice write... down memory lane My very first album @ 3.99 was Diana Ross presents...The Jackson Five
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/11/2019 12:07:00 PM
Yes, we did. But we liked The Supremes the BEST.
Date: 9/10/2019 2:22:00 PM
Peer pressure has always existed. I loved the Beatles and still do. Elvis and the Beatles were number one while I was in my teens and they are still popular all these years later. I loved walking down memory lane with you Caren. Thank you xxoo
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 11:15:00 PM
We were all told to SCREAM by the Des Moines girls whenever the music came on. We had no idea why, but there was so much peer pressure, we did after awhile because the screaming part was FUN. It was a church camp. We could not study Bible Verses every second.
Date: 9/10/2019 1:44:00 PM
In those days, all girls screamed and were silly; it was the Beatles! Fun piece.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 11:16:00 PM
We were taught to scream, by the savvy promoters. We did not know that at the time though.
Date: 9/10/2019 9:58:00 AM
awesome and now look they are more popular than ever! They were way before my time, yet love them still. A great tale sweet Caren :)-luloo
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 11:11:00 AM
They were MY time. Ha!
Date: 9/10/2019 3:43:00 AM
- I was a little young when they started ... but I loved them ... and still do :) - Lovely memories, Caren :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 11:12:00 AM
I love their music.
Date: 9/10/2019 3:43:00 AM
The Des Moines girls were in control...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 11:12:00 AM
They sure were. We considered them the "big city girls". We were twelve.