When Number Four was My Number One

Bobby Orr was my first love. I’d like to say that the 46-year-old pic below shows just one of our many moments shared, but it was our one and only. In an alley next to the old Boston Garden. A few moments after I almost got smushed by his Cadillac El Dorado. Read the rest of the story in Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives, edited by Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson. And if you’re in Western Mass., Elizabeth and I, plus contributors Leslea Newman and Leslie Lawrence, will be reading our essays at 7 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 26, at Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton, Mass.Bobby Orr and meIDOLtalkCOVER