Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Once Upon a Time..." Part 3 And They Lived...

Thanks to those who have shared how they met their spouse/companion--Fun to read:)
In my last episode I was determined that it was time to meet this guy...

Christmas break was over and I was excited to get back to school to be with all my friends. My decision to meet "this guy" was made; I just wasn't sure how I was going to do it. I had heard that there were a number of girls interested in him but evidently he was so shy that nothing ever became of it. I took that as encouraging news--he was eligible! ~Obviously I saw the glass half full rather than half empty:)

Everyday, my friend Alice and I had to walk past "his" locker on our way to English class.~Alright we didn't HAVE to, but...you know.~ We were very discrete in checking him out as he was getting his books from his locker.
One day posters were up in the school that announced a "Girl Ask Boy" dance. This was my chance; I was going to ask him. My plan was to talk to him between classes on my way to English class. Everyday for a week I was ready to do it, but ugggh, I just couldn't! How do you talk to someone who doesn't even know you exist? My friend Alice, was getting tired of my aborted plans each day.
Then it happened...we were rushing past him at his locker when Alice suddenly said, "Just ask him!" and with those words,she gave me a shove, pushing me right into him!! The poor guy didn't know what hit him--literally!
Totally embarrassed and blushing from head to toe,I managed to look up at him and mumble something to the effect of, "Would you like to go to the dance with me?"

There was this pause as he regained his balance, and then he spoke...("This guy" actually had a voice-)saying,
"I heard you were going to ask...yes, I would like to go with you."
Did he say "yes?" In a very hurried way I said, "Thank you" and turned and walked a way. (Well, actually I kinda ran a way.) When I got to my classroom I was flushed, flustered and screeching over and over to Alice that he said yes!! My English teacher approached me with great concern asking me if I was OK? When I explained that I was, he obviously didn't believe me and sent me to the bathroom to calm down and wash my face! ~Ahh, that makes me really laugh now, being young is such an emotional time, isn't it?~



Well, I could go on and on about our high school years; much of it spent talking by the locker, as you can see from the photo, but I guess it is only interesting to me. The long and the short of it is that our high school years were a wonderful adventure. We got married during our college years and had five great kids. It has now been 43 years since I saw him for the first time. We will celebrate our 38th anniversary this year.
So yes, I do believe in fairy tales as our "Once upon a time...has so far turned into a "Happily ever after..."
~By the way, his name is Gary.~

6 comments:

Kinsey said...

Awe! What cute parents I have :)

Peggy said...

Thanks Kins, it's been fun to reminisce...those were very magical times:)YFM

Kyrstin said...

Very nice story - just as I remember it being told to me! Love you guys :)

tyneboden said...

YAY! A picture!

-K said...

Awwwww, super cute. Boyfriend and I lived less then 10 miles from each other almost our whole lives and even went to the same college but didn't meet till 4 years after that.

Life Is A SandCastle said...

It was great to see a picture, so glad you had a Happily Ever After:)