Thursday, May 19, 2011

How We Met - Hubby's Version aka The CORRECT Version

In honor of my and Hubby's 32nd wedding anniversary, here is the somewhat flawed, in my opinion story of how we met,in 1978, from Hubby's perspective. If you want to read my version, go here. (Or just scroll down in case I don't get the link in.) He insists that his is the correct version. So, without further delay, here is his version, in his own words (more or less.)

First, I spotted her in her orange dress, "Dorothy Hamill" hair-cut, and big....glasses. I had top secret people check her out and see if she was married.
Dorothy Hammil,  (source)

Once I discovered she was available, I went through her line to ask her out. Hoping for a yes, but expecting a no. She turned me down.

My second attempt, I bought some Trail balogna. I took my youngest brother with me. I took him everywhere with me--not thinking of the perception of what it might mean. And, she turned me down again.

After much grueling anguish and rejection, I decided that "three shots for a quarter" was good. If she rejected me a third time, I was done.

So, I decided to go shopping again. As I paced the floor of the supermarket, trying to gain courage, there to my dismay, stood my sister-in-law. She had spotted me. She knew my purpose. She put me in a very peculiar situation. She would be relentless, to the point of being obnoxious, that I be persistent in my goal, or she would make a fool of me. 'Nuff said.

So, I bolted to the counter for my last attempt. My sister-in-law pulled her cart right behind me. There was no backing out. In my mind, I said, "What the heck", and gave it everything I had.

To my delight, she (the beautiful, amazing cashier) said, "Yes." 

I strolled out of the store with her phone number. I was on Cloud Nine.

And, I thought I was nervous before...!


  1. Oh, this is so sweet. And 32 years. Congratulations. That is totally awesome.

  2. Well, I've read through both versions and I still can't believe that he asked you out with his kid brother in tow. Some guys just don't think, do they!

  3. That is so cute!

    Congratulations on 32 years of bliss!

  4. Oh, I wanna hear Aunt Val's point of view. Please interview here for the 33rd year of bliss.

  5. He'd certainly fallen for you in a BIG way!!!

  6. Happy Anniversary. Your husband is very lucky to be married to a woman who lets him tell his side of the story.


  7. OH I love your version too! Happy Anniversary!!! Blessings, Joanne

  8. I must agree with Lucy, your spouse is very lucky.

  9. Visiting via Design it Chic hop - I enjoy your blog!

  10. Hi! Following you from the Friday blog hop! Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
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  11. Both versions are cool! I always go for the most romantic. I am a hopeless romantic at heart!

  12. You both sound like you have it made with each other. That is too cute! As there are two sides to every story, at least you two let you have your own. Happy 32 years!


  13. I write for the boss over at Capitalist Preservation where I saw you post a comment recently. This lead me to your blog and this topic of how you and your husband first met. I'm an old romantic and really enjoyed the twin postings of the beginning of your relationship with your husband. I'll have to bookmark your blog for those times when I'm looking for pure family fun stuff.


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