Tuesday, December 02, 2008

How I met my husband

I love to hear stories of how someone met his/her spouse. Fernan has been doing lots of entries telling just that. I've learned that Carlene grew up with the man she ended up marrying.

Cliff's sister Rena, who now lives in our old house, is the culprit who hooked me up with with Cliff. I worked with her at National Bellas Hess in North Kansas City; my apartment was a mere three blocks up the street from the place, and Rena ended up crashing there a few times.
At work, she sometimes talked about her two eligible brothers, although one was only semi-eligible... he hadn't gotten a divorce yet. That was to be the first of many divorces for Donald: Good thing I didn't hook up with him, eh?

I won't go into the intimate details (my kids read this blog... haaaaa!), but some six months after meeting Cliff, after a rather rocky dating relationship, we were married. The part he loves to tell is how I went to sleep on our first date, at a drive-in movie. Hey, I think it was James Bond. I
still hate Bond movies. And I am not a night owl, never was. In spite of our incompatibility, next June we will have been married forty-five years.

So, if you have a blog and haven't done told your love story, how did you meet your spouse/significant other?

I looked awful with long hair. And those cat-eye glasses? They did not work for me at all, but you couldn't have told me so at the time.

Boy, I could tell you something about the perils of raising teenagers. But I think most of you already know, especially if you've had some of your own. Don't I have good-looking kids?


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love stories with happy endings. Your's is truly a love story. I was only blessed with 27 years with my hubby but they were grand ones for sure. Lots of good memories there. Maybe someday I'll tell my story. I got my engagement ring at a drive-in theatre. There were few places we went back in those days and that seemed to be a favorite of quite a few. The 2nd favorite was going bowling. 'On Ya'-ma

Astaryth said...

You and cliff both look terrifiied in that first picture LOL! AND, I think you are beautiful in all of the pictures, long hair, short hair, any glasses you want to wear! I often look back on pictures of growing up and some of the clothes and wonder just what was I thinking!!

Pamela said...

I agree with your previous commenter, you guys look scared to death standing near that HUGE wedding cake. Beautiful cake!
The following pictures you two look so much more relaxed and happy. BTW..you in shorts...you had GREAT legs!
I enjoyed all of your pictures! I always love when you talk about the past.

Paula said...

Nice family picture.

Lori said...

Loved the story and the pics. The fact you guys have been married almost 45 years says it all!

Kelly Dawn said...

I am smack dab in the middle of teenagerdom...and it SUCKS!!! :) oh and 18 years of marriage :)

I was 22 and he was 20...barely...lol...


Becky said...

Interesting...I think you both looked happier and happier in the later photos.