Monday, January 28, 2008
How I Met My Husband
Frannycakes and Her Man
Today I was tagged by "Self Confessed Lamp Tramp" (I love that name!) to tell how I met my husband. So, here goes.....
In the beginning of time.....No, actually it all began when my family moved to St. Marys, Georgia when I was in the 5th grade. The year would be 1969 or 1970. I think....anyway, the year doesn't matter. Our next door neighbor had a cedar tree that I liked to climb. Yes, I know that may be shocking to some of you, but I did climb trees at one time. One day, while up in my favorite tree, there was a football game going on in the other neighbors yard. It was just some neighborhood boys, but one of them was much cuter than the others. Much cuter. And there, up in that cedar tree, I fell in love. Well, as in love as you can be in the 5th grade.
In our county, you went to elementary school through the 7th grade and then you went to high school. Dick was in the 10th grade and I was in the 8th. (He was such a cradle robber!) We talked and walked to class together and on April 19th of 1973, he ask me to "go with him". Whenever my kids would tell me they were going with someone, I would always ask, while snickering, where are you going? And since I was only 14 years old, we didn't go anywhere! My parents told me I couldn't date until I was 16, and you can bet money I didn't go out a day before! I know my daddy is reading this and smiling.....I love you daddy!
Dick graduated in '75 and went to college. I graduated in '77 and was able to apply to any college outside a 2 hour radius of Atlanta and Georgia Tech where my beloved was residing. So I picked Georgia College. In '79, one quarter before he graduated, we got married. And lived happily ever after.
I've loved him all my life! And he's still as cute as he was when saw him from up in that cedar tree.
I am tagging Bee at Muffin53, Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, Katie at Philigry, Gabby at Gab Fest, Joan at Joan's Journeys and Kat at Justabeachkat.