A MOTHER THAT TAUGHT HER SON AT 12 YRS OF AGE.
When I was 12 years of age I had 2 or 3 boy friends that would visit me just to say hello and ask if I would like to go for a hike or something. Sometimes when they had a cigaret they would try and hide it when they came to our home in Fonthill. but my mother noticed. So, one day she said to me. Tony , please go and learn to dance and it will help you stay out of trouble. Well, one day I went with my bike to Fenwick to the Optimists ( I think ) club square dance. I had so much fun having all the old ladies teaching me to dance that I started to go every Friday. That was a turning point in my life. I learned all the different dances that the Square dance society taught but then by 15 yrs of age I also started to go to other dances and learned the cha cha, rumba, etc. And the amazing part was I had all the girls wanting to dance with me because I knew the proper steps. I was a favourite at the school dances. I had all the girl friends. My boy friends had the bad ones. . My Dancing friends and I did not smoke or drink liquor. It was a very clean happy life.
When I got married at 20 yrs of age I was a virgin. And I took dancing lesson every year from 12 yrs of age till I was 83 yrs of age. That was excellent exercise for both my body and mind.