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.



Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

ha! i've told that story so many times it's old news!!

smiles, bee

BittersweetPunkin said...

Love that sweet! Your photo is GREAT though!!! LOL

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

I love your amazing that your 5th grade mentality could scope out future hubby material! You've been married as long as me. Love the royal pooches!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cute story, Fran. You're so blessed to have met your love early and been married for so many years. I can't say that, but I'm happy now.


Anonymous said...

I still remember the day, not long after we moved to St. Marys, you came in and announced " There is the cutest boy across the street!" Your account of the story really made me smile.

I know there is always a reason for everything, and I think one of the reasons we ended up in St. Marys was to add Dick to our family.

I love you and Dick so. much.


joan said...

Hi Fran,

Great story and childhood sweethearts, that is wonderful and thanks for the tag. I am going out of town for a few days but when I get back I will do this for sure. Take care.

JEJ said...

Oh mommy, this put the biggest smile on my face. your children are always trying to get stories out of you and daddy, and this was a treat.

Fishing, flying, and Fran, Which one prevailed?

JEJ said...

Go ahead fran, get yo man!

oh and the picture is perfect.

AJT - a little of everything said...

I've printed this and will save it forever. I love it.

Katie said...

i love this post!! thanks for taggin me ! i can not wait to tell the story! I will do it soon..our first date was around valentines day, so maybe i will do it on the 14? maybe that is too late, but i will do it soon!
thanks for sharing your story with us!

Kari & Kijsa said...

love to read stories about how people met..always sparks a smile!!
Thanks for entering our giveaway!

kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

It was almost scary how accurately you described me smiling while reading this but you didn't mention the tears in my eyes [good tears] when i finished reading.

I love you Fran

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.