The Six Lies --
I broke my arm falling off a balance beam -- false.
Although I took gymnastics for years and fell off the balance beam many times, I never broke my arm. In fact, the only bone I've ever broken was my collar bone and that was when I was screwing off at the table and flipped off my chair while eating dinner.
I was born two months premature -- false.
I'm pretty sure I was born at the regular time. My husband was actually born three months premature. He had the Rh Factor going on with his mom, had a full blood transfusion, and even had last rights given at birth. As for my birth, it was pretty uneventful.
I fell out of a car when I was six -- false.
I have never fallen out of a car, but my sister has. She was leaning on a car door when it opened and she tumbled onto the road. This was back in the 1970s when seatbelts weren't used as much. I believe she still has some tiny rocks embedded in her knee under the skin.
I rode in an elevator with Elvis Presley -- false.
I could only wish I had. I did, however, see Elvis get out of his helicopter on the lawns of the International Hilton hotel. No one else was around me at the time and when I told my family I had seen him, none of them believed me.
I have met all of the members of The Who -- false.
The only member of The Who I haven't met was Keith Moon. He died in 1978, which was just about the time I was really getting into the band. However, unlike Elvis, I DID ride in an elevator with Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Kenney Jones. I later met Roger Daltrey at his home in England (twice, actually).
I put ketchup on my scrambled eggs -- false.
I come from a family of ketchup freaks. We're one of those households that has to have a back-up ketchup in the cupboard at all times. I like ketchup, but only on French fries, hot dogs, and burgers, which I don't eat often.
The One Truth --
I got my driver's license when I was 23 -- true.
I came from a single parent home and my mom worked all the time. So, when all my friends were getting their licenses at 16, I didn't rush to it because I had nothing to drive. Plus, I met Rick around the same time and he drove me wherever I needed to go. I finally got my license after we bought a brand new turbo-engined Mercury Cougar. You can say I was lazy, or, you can say I just wanted to wait and do it in style.