In Those Days

In Those Days

One night after flying to Los Angeles from my homeland England, I met a girl at a party.

In those days girls used to go to parties.

This one was at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, and there, right before my veries, was the girl I had grown up loving from afar. (Well, from the 15th row of the cinema, which is far enough).

After chatting her up for a few moments with the usual incredible charm and wit learned from Cary Grant, I was able to ask her where her twin sister was, and ask if she still had the great treehouse, and the most troubling for me of course, what had happened to the bloke in Whistle Down the Wind.

I was happy to find that Pollyanna, oops... Hayley, had heard of me, and we became good friends.

What a lovely person. She would come over to our house on Benedict Canyon and let herself be thrown into the swimming pool.

I was sad when she ran off with Cary Grant's son, and blew up her car.

Her Dad was a bit upset. “I don't think so, Herman”.

— 😎 Herman

21 Responses

Debra Swanson

Debra Swanson

June 03, 2021

What a lovely picture and story! The Parent Trap is my all time favorite movie. Hayley and her sister Juliet were supposed to be at the Nostalgia Conference in Baltimore in August, but alas, Hayley canceled because she will be doing her book tour instead.

Donna J Dennis  (Dj)

Donna J Dennis (Dj)

June 03, 2021

I loved all of Hayley Mill’s movies. The Parent Trap and Pollyanna were my favorites. Love the photo of you and her, she was and still is beautiful. Love the photo and the cute story. I love your story telling.

Alicia Vidal

Alicia Vidal

May 31, 2021

Pollyanna was one of my childhood favorite movies! Thanks for that charming story! I just saw a re-run of “Midsomer Murders”, that Hayley was in. She’s still lovely!

Kathy Cross

Kathy Cross

May 31, 2021

Pollyanna was the first movie I ever saw. I was able to take 6 friends to see That Darn Cat for my 10th birthday. I tried to see every other movie she made. I wish I had seen her in person in The King and I a few years ago.

Shona McCartney

Shona McCartney

May 20, 2021

Thank you Peter, lovely story,
Hayley Mills wonderful actress from a very talented family
I loved her in Whistle down the wind one of my very favourite films, also love the title music ❤

Eu

Eu

May 19, 2021

I remember the movie “Parent Trap” about the twins who met in camp and schemed to bring their divorced parents back together…. hmmm, can’t remember if it worked! I also remember seeing this picture in the 16 magazine and thinking Oh, what a cute couple! I’m glad it didn’t work out though. Things have a way of working out for the best, don’t they?

Phil Sanderson

Phil Sanderson

May 19, 2021

I had a crush on Hayley. Loved her in the parent trap. Next time you attend a party with Hayley, don’t forget to invite your no1 fan along.

Sandra Ebie

Sandra Ebie

May 18, 2021

Shame on me I guess I didn’t explore this site enough!! I have always loved Hayley Mills and my husband had a crush on her back in the day! You met so many young lady’s I bet some of the guys wanted to be you! You have lead a most interesting life met so many people like Hayley and I bet many more I could name a few! Thank you for your wonderful story there you are so good at them love you!

Carol Shamburger

Carol Shamburger

May 16, 2021

Love the photo & love the story. My 10 year old granddaughter, Finley, is a huge Hayley Mills fan just as I was & am! Finley was quite impressed with this photo. She now likes Peter since he knows Hayley Mills.

Dannakissi

Dannakissi

May 16, 2021

Well fancy that!! My favorite pop tart & my so called doppelganger!! NoOne knows what it’s like…..🇬🇧❤🎶

Rose Mary Bolanos

Rose Mary Bolanos

May 16, 2021

I enjoyed this story, as I do all of them. Whether here, on Facebook live, your Siriusxm show, or live shows, you never fail to entertain and bring a smile to my face. Thank you!

Rose Mary Bolanos

Rose Mary Bolanos

May 16, 2021

I enjoyed this story, as I do all of them. Whether here, on Facebook live, your Siriusxm show, or live shows, you never fail to entertain and bring a smile to my face. Thank you!

Elaine Hunt

Elaine Hunt

May 16, 2021

Love this she’s a terrific actress
Lucky you , and her lol

LeLaurin Alderfer

LeLaurin Alderfer

May 16, 2021

Great story! Thanks for sharing your fun memories.

Michael Tramel

Michael Tramel

May 16, 2021

So jealous that you were friends with Haley Mills. I had such a crush on her when I was a teenager!

Karen Johnson-Arel

Karen Johnson-Arel

May 16, 2021

What a fun memory for you! I also thought she was a doll, so cute. I have a friend that looked a lot like her, so I think of Hayley often when I see my friend.

Debbie Weber

Debbie Weber

May 16, 2021

Peter

You are a piece of cake. Love your stories! Hugs.

Cindy Iken

Cindy Iken

May 14, 2021

Your stories are delightful. Thank you!

Angela Craig

Angela Craig

May 14, 2021

I always enjoy your stories!

Banky

Banky

May 14, 2021

Cute story! 😁😂

Madeleine Black

Madeleine Black

May 13, 2021

I recall seeing a picture of you and Hayley Mills in a magazine! Most of us girls wanted to be her! Im glad to hear she is nice! Then when we saw her with you we were envious as most girls loved Herman!! We were wishing we were in the pic with you instead of her but most of of us knew that was just wishful thinking! Enjoy reading of your youthful experiences !

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