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First Kiss . . .


Thursday, December 06, 2012

Happy it is Thursday, and today is the end of my 4 day work week. I worked four 6 hour days, topped off with my allergist visit this afternoon. I drove home from work, and my husband drove me to the allergist, then we went out to a nice seafood restaurant with ambiance. We each had a cup of chowder, I had a salad, he had some. And then we split a fish and chip dinner. There were dimmed lights, and Christmas lights, and music, and we reminisced of a cold December night in 1978 when we met.

He crashed a Christmas party for the place he used to work, and I was there. He had never seen me before, and since I had only worked there a few months, I hadn't ever seen him either. Our eyes met, and we kept looking each other over through the night. It took Ron a long time to get up the guts to come over to meet me. He finally did once his friend said "I'm gonna kick you in the pants if you don't go over and meet her. She keeps staring at you, and you keep staring at her."

So, he came over, squatted down own one knee and said "I hear you took Wendy's job?"
My reply - "No, I just took her chair."
We started to chat, but the music was loud, so I suggested we take the conversation out to the long couches in the hallway between the banquet rooms. It was a cold snowy December night.

We talked, and talked. Then we returned to the hall and we danced. Ron had a little too much liquid courage, and placed a big one on my lips after one of the songs ended that we danced to. I know I turned as red as my outfit. It was our first kiss and I felt all eyes on us!

It really was the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship. Saturday is the actual anniversary of our meeting - December 8, 1978 (it was a Friday night) - but going out to dinner, and seeing a Christmas party in adjoining rooms at the restaurant made me think about that night so many years ago.

That evening after the party we went out for hot chocolate. He had asked me to go out for coffee, but I did not drink it at the time, and said I would have a cocoa. We sipped our hot beverages and gazed at each other and continued to become acquainted talking and talking for many hours, even beyond midnight. And we set our first date for the following Monday evening - dinner and a movie.

That first kiss was a doozy. So, Ron has the next four nights off from work and we have plans to attend a church "Yankee Swap" Christmas party, go to our grandson's third birthday party, find a place for hot cocoa and dessert, and just spend the next few days enjoying each others' company. My husband is ever the romantic, and I am so grateful for God placing us in this marriage.

My husband just brought me a cup of cocoa. I think he must be thinking of the same things as I am.

Our words to each other still ring true, "Merry Christmas, I love you."

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SMARTIN77 12/16/2012 1:49AM

    Beautiful story. You're a talented writer.
Have an amazing, blessed Christmas!
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MAGA99 12/7/2012 3:26PM

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EBURGITE 12/7/2012 8:38AM

    so sweet! thanks for sharing. emoticon

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_LINDA 12/7/2012 12:34AM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this classic love story! More awesome that it is still going on today! Happy Happy anniversary and many, many more to come!
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DETERMINEDJANET 12/6/2012 10:32PM

    What a sweet blog! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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FROSTY99 12/6/2012 10:22PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your Love Story. It is always so wonderful to hear of two people who met by chance, fell in love, and stayed that way!

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NORASPAT 12/6/2012 9:34PM

    Such a nice love story i am a sucker for those. I met my DH in a pub and t was the barmaids last night. My DH was her favorite and she let him try whatever he liked. I was sitting a t a table with three other friends of DH nad when they asked me to go to a Spanish restaurant with them I said only if ou leave hin behind. The one left behind became my amazing DH. Almost 50 years ago,
It was August 3rd my brothers birthday, also a friday night. My brother left and as I was about to leave the. the 4 guys walked in. Not yet walking in to my life but that was the first time i had ever met him. I am so grateful I did.

HUGS DEBORAH we are the lucky ones!!, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We Played darts that night !

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PJBONARRIGO 12/6/2012 8:00PM

    Thanks for sharing your love story; you are truly blessed. Have a veery merry Christmas! emoticon

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