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Mashed potatoes.

I was driving around today, listening to a radio station...they mostly played '80's songs. The beat was disco. Gosh, could the song have been in the 70's or in the 90's? I had no idea.

Then I started thinking about dancing. The first dance I could remember learning was the 'mashed potatoes.' I didn't take dance lessons..I just figured it out and I was pretty good at it.  Then the 'twist' came along. Much easier. Then the 'jerk' (the dance), although some of the boys could be called that, too.

Two things I recall about junior high dances. They were....awk---ward! Boys liked the beat but they were too shy to ask girls to dance.  The girls had to ....just stand and wait along the cafetorium walls for the boys to ask them to dance. And they didn't ask many girls to dance. Then the dance was over. Mostly moms came to pick us up. After the rousing (not) success of the dance, we had to do homework.

High school. I think everybody was just going …