At my age, the straight world might call me an 'old-timer.'
In gay terms, I guess that makes me a fossil? Thus, I imagine few others would remember my first gay crush?
And back in the 1950's, my mom worked at a time when few mothers did, so I often came home to an empty house.
Rather than playing ball outside with the other kids, I ran home to watch TV, where I sat absorbing what the world was going to be for me.
While I eyed several of The Mousketeers on "The Mickey Mouse Club," my heart truly belonged to Tim Considine. He also played Spin on TV's "Spin & Marty."
As I was shipped off to YMCA camp every summer, that was more fertile ground for forming crushes. And the experience of bunking with other boys cemented my self-casting as Marty. He was the not-cool, self-sufficient kid whose buddy knew his way around.
And who wore jeans that actually fit.
And for sure, Tim Considine gave me a funny feeling in the groin area. Although, there was that friend of my dads who drove a Harley and wore boots and leather, too. But that's another story altogether...
Jack - Upstate, NY
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