Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Fragments--"Once Upon a Time..."

My seven year old granddaughter told me yesteday that they had to draw any fairy tale they wanted for art class. She went on to tell me that she did Rapunzel and the other kids didn't know who that was!

I asked her if she recalled how she knew that story?
"Well Grandma, you use to read that to me, remember?" Of course I remembered, as I love reading the fairy tales to kids. I believe that fairy tales can come true!

There is just something about the "Once upon a time..." that draws me in, along with the "happily ever after..." Love stories are my favorite; be it a movie, book or a real life story, they simply captivate me.

If you have ever read the Reminisce magazine, (I'm also an "old soul" it seems:) you will know that there is a section in there titled, "How I Met My Spouse." There are some great stories, most of them from the 40's and 50's
during the war years when men met their future wives while on leave. Wonderful memories made even better because they are true!

I saw my future husband when I was in 8th grade and he was a freshman. We didn't talk as he hadn't noticed me, but I went home that day and told my brother that I had to meet that guy as soon as I got to high school in the fall, and I did!

I will continue the story in my next blog, so for now let's just say, "Once upon a time, a long time ago..." ~to be continued...:)
--By the way, how did you meet your spouse?


Kinsey said...

in a galaxy far, far away... Just kidding mom!

Your story of how you met dad is pretty darn cute :) It's even better than Princess Leia meeting Han Solo, hahaha!

Peggy said...

Ha! Sometimes it does feel like it was in another galaxy back then:) But thank goodness we met, or there wouldn't have been a "Kinsey!" Love you:) Mom

5 Kids With Disabilities said...

Oh, Rapunzel! I LOVED that fairy tale. I always wanted to have long blonde hair.
I do think people in the "olden days" met each other more romantically than they do these days! I can't wait to read about how you and your husband got together!
Lindsey Petersen

Kyrstin said...

I think the way Nick and I met was pretty romantic ;)