Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends,
Even though this is a few days late, 3 exactly, I still
want to pay a tribute to my Wonderful Hubby of 39 years!
So excuse me for just a minute, and then I will tell you
Our Story of how we met.
Your are the Best, and I appreciate
and Love you so very much,
and could never imagine what my
life would be like without you in it!
With that said, I have to tell you we had a very
lovely and fun weekend, truly a delight for us.
We had plans to go do some shopping at some
Malls we only frequent once a year, but due
to the shooting in Orlando on Friday and the
traffic, we decided to stay nearer home, but
we still had a great time Christmas Shopping
and going out to dinner, then on Saturday
Scott and his new girlfriend, Megan and our
daughter Dee and my Sister-in-law Susan came
over for a Lasagna feast. Then we played
the new "Uno" game. It is a riot, instead of
you drawing cards, it shoots them out to
you and in the number the machine chooses.
This game is garanteed to give you some laughs
for sure! Then of course, on Sunday there was
church and on Monday, we just enjoyed lounging
around reading to one another and hanging out and
relaxing. It was just fun being together, with
no agenda and nothing we had to do!
We also took our first showers in our newly
renovated bathroom. What a delight!
Can't believe how much bigger the shower
seems, because of the lighter and larger tile.
I love it everytime I use it, feel like I am
at the Ritz Carlton or something ! lol
And I can thank my Sweet, hardworking,
"make it look just right" hubby. He did
such an excellent job, and I helped too,
so he gave me a pat on the back too! lol
Well, I better get on with the Our Story
We met on January 9, 1970, I was an 18 yr. old
Senior in high School, and he was a 22 yr. old
guy who just got out of the Air Force, and came
back home to his family in Key West, Florida.
Jimmy (as the family calls him) used to be best
friends with my step brother-in-law, David,
and happened to run into him at Burger King,
and they talked a bit, and David said, hey,
My sister-in-law just broke up with her boy
friend, maybe I can set you up, so Jim said
okay, why not??
My Step -Sister Kathy calls and tells me the
scoop and I am a little nervous because
David had tried to set me up before and I
wasn't too thrilled, and Jimmy didn't know
what he might be getting into either.
I told Kathy I would only go with they
would go too. So she said of Course, so
this all took place on a Friday and my
Dad was very strict, and my step Mom
could not get a hold of him, so she told us
to go to the movie and come right back.
So they come to get me, and my sister
comes up, and says he is really cute,
and we are both relieved. While he was
downstairs waiting my beautiful auburn
haired sister-in-law who was living with
us while my step brother was in Thailand
went down to leave and when she walked
thru the living room, he thought that she
was his date, and then quickly found out
Now........he was a little worried.
Shortly after Kathy and I came down,
and I was introduced to my blind date,
and off we went.
He was feeling a bit better by then, I think! lol
We went to see "Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid", and we came right back after
the movie just as my step Mom had asked.
He had opened doors and car doors,
and I thought he was very polite and nice,
much much nicer than most guys I had dated.
I also thought that there was something very
different about him, but I didn't know what,
and I liked him a lot right off.
Almost a week went by and I had heard
nothing from him, and my sister asked
had I heard from him and I said No,
guess he didn't like me, She died laughing
and said I have never seen you like
a guy this much, I think you are gonna
marry this one. I said I doubt that!
I can't even get him to call me.
But he showed up at their house that evening
and she asked him why hadn't he called me,
and he said well, I didn't really think she
could date, and she said oh Yea, she can,
you should give her a call.
So........ He called me that night when he
got home, and asked me out for the next
night, and I didn't want to seem to eager,
so I said I already had plans, so he asked
me if I had plans for Saturday night and
I said No. So we went out on Sat. nite
to the movies again, and he asked me if
I would like to go to church with him in
the morning and come over for Sunday
dinner and meet his family.
Well, I was very impressed with that,
and said yes!
So the next day we went to church
and his Pastor introduced me by mistake
as his fiancee, and we were both a lil
embarassed and didn't know what to say.
We think now he was a prophet!! lol
He also married us as well.
It was a very small Church, and the
Sunday School was in the choir loft,
and when we sat on one of the benches
it fell and we wound up on the floor.
Nothing short of an embarassing day!
But it was all so darn funny too!
I had met his parents at church,
and then we went over to their home
afterwards for dinner, and spent
most of the day. I loved his family
right away, and they were very
loving and sweet to me
From that day forward I don't think
we missed a day of seeing each other
and by the end of May we we were starting
to talk of engagement. I was getting ready
to graduate but I said I didn't want a ring
for graduation, I wanted our engagement to
be a whole separate occasion.
At my Graduation party he gave
me a gift in a tiny box, that was inside a
lil bank, and when I opened the bank
it looked like a ring box, and everyone
just knew it was gonna be a ring,
me included, but when I opened it,
it was a charm for my bracelet he
had bought me for my birthday
I think everybody was a lil
disappointed, in a way, secretly,
so was I... just because it would have been
such a surprise. But he had honored
my wishes, and I was glad of that too!
On August 18th, I officially got my
ring and loved it! Course, I helped
pick it out! lol
Pretty soon after our engagement, we began
to make Wedding plans, and were finally
wed on Nov. 7, 1970 in First Baptist church
of Key West, Florida.
We resided in Key West for just over a year,
then moved to Hialeah, Florida for 3 weeks,
then to Bitburg, Germany for 10 months,
then back to KeyWest for 2 weeks, then
moved to Goldsboro, N.C., for 3 months,
then to Homestead, Florida for 5 months,
then to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for about
7 years or so, and have residing in the
Central Florida area for almost 30 years now.
From the time we left Hialeah to Fort Lauderdale
hubby did govt. contracting that is why we moved
so much. It was a fun and exciting time tho.
We settled down once we got to Ft. Lauderdale
and bought our first home and had our son
Scott while we were there. He was 21/2 when
we moved to Central florida.
Here is hubby and son. Scott was about 5-6 here,
which would make Jimmy 35-36 years old.
We had Scott for our 7th Anniversary, and
Dee for our 14th, she was born in August 1984.
Dee is about 5-6 here as well, which would make Jimmy
about 41 or 42 here.
We had our own photo shoot for our 25th Anniversary,
and this was one of the pics. Could not believe Scott
got his hair bleached just in time for the pics. lol
These were some of our favorite pics tho.
This was taken Christmas right after our
And this was taken around our 35th Anniversary,
so guess it is time for a new one soon!
Hubby has a whole new look now, awhile
back he shaved his head, I really like it now,
but it was a lil shocking at first.