The time of my life…

It was the summer of 1987, I was 24 and working as a professional Nanny in North Carolina-the movie came out and got rave reviews-almost more for the hunky man playing the lead role-than for the music, but I still associate the music with the Man.  I was young, single, and on my nights off went out dancing with my friends.  The songs of the movie “Dirty Dancing” kept us moving and grooving, and we all dreamt of being swept off of our feet by someone as cool as Johnny.  We rode with our windows down in our car, the convertible tops down with those songs blaring and our hair blowing in the wind.   We saw the  movie over and over again-each time swooning over his good looks and chivalry, wanting to be Baby-and learning how to dance like that.  Kids at proms were chastised for “dirty dancing” and you had to keep your distance.  It was a fun time, with so many great memories.  Patrick Swayze proved to be more than just a pretty face.  He was an activist, conservationist, lover of animals and nature, and seemed to be a wonderful person. I know he will be missed…..I’ve got to find my copy of that movie and watch it again, and relive his magic.  RIP Mr. Swayze-we will miss you.

FILE -  In this Nov. 28, 2005 file photo, actor Patrick Swayze poses for the photographers, prior to the premiere of his new film "Keeping Mum" at a Leicester Square cinema in central London. Swayze's publicist Annett Wolf says the 57-year-old "Dirty Dancing" actor died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
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~ by Rhonda on September 14, 2009.

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