First Date…

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I had rushed home from work and hurriedly jumped in the shower to be sure I had time to redo my make up and pick out just the right outfit to wear.  First official date with a new older guy and I wanted him to sit up and take notice, but not assume I was more experienced than I was.  That’s expecting a lot from clothes, I know, but I wanted to look just right!  Because I took the train to and from the city, it was past 6:30 before I got home and he was picking me up at 8.  And I still had to feed the cats and blow dry my hair…

He got there right on time and since it was early November, I’d finally decided to wear dark brown velvet slacks, a clingy coral scoop neck top and brown boots.  The look on his face when I opened my apartment door assured me that I had made the right choice.  We went to a club that had live music and he found us a quiet table and ordered drinks.

I was starving, but I didn’t want to seem like I expected him to buy me dinner, so I drank my drink, we talked and danced some slow dances and talked and laughed and, after awhile, had another drink.

Now I’m the first to admit I’ve always been kind of a lightweight with alcohol, but this was a Friday night, I’d been up since 6 a.m. and the last time I’d eaten was probably around noon.  I’m not sure if I actually ate or had a diet soda and a cigarette, which was sometimes lunch, I’m ashamed to say.

After two or three VO and 7UPs I was feeling a little lightheaded.  My sweet date noticed that I might have been getting a little woozy and asked me if I was feeling all right.  I sheepishly admitted I hadn’t had anything to eat since lunch and wasn’t much of a drinker. 

He felt terrible because he assumed when I told him not to pick me up until 8 p.m. that I’d already eaten dinner and just wanted to get drinks.  He kept apologizing and suggesting places to go eat, but I was so flustered that I told him it was late and I didn’t think I could eat anything.

By the time he got me home, I was feeling  better and we ended up steaming up the car windows a little bit, until somehow he got his watchband caught on the waistband of my velvet pants.  Setting me carefully back in my own seat, he told me sternly that was it, he was walking me upstairs before things went any farther that night.

And a little less than seven months later, we got married on a beautiful day in May, 35 years ago today!  We still laugh about our first date and I promised Minaxi at Gameplan Happily Ever After that I’d write a post about it.

So thanks for all the wonderful memories, sweetheart, and all the great ones we still have to make!   (He’s taking me to dinner tonight to celebrate and I just might have a whiskey and 7UP for old time’s sake…)

~ Diane D.

 

 

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  1. Lovely story. And you still remember what your wore!

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    1. Sad, right? The watchband in the waistband helped a little with the memory 😉

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      1. Not at all sad. I was impressed. I can’t even remember what I wore yesterday. Oh wait, yes I can. It’s the same thing I have on today. 🙂

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      2. Hahaha, I have a very good memory for useless trivia!

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  2. Love this… hope you steam up the windows a little bit tonight too 🙂

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  3. Aww. …this is so sweet to read! Hope you guys have a fun date again tonight and steam up the windows a lot more! 😉

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    1. Thanks, Rashmi, we’ll give it a go!

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  4. Congratulations … 35 years is a milestone, especially in these times. 30 years ago my first date with my husband was dinner and then a midnight riverboat cruise down the Tennessee River. It was beautiful, and there were lovely lights along the riverbank. I looked into his eyes and asked what those lights were, to which he (lovingly) responded “the sewage treatment plant!” He has been answering my questions ever since!

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    1. Ahahah, and you married him anyway!! Congratulations on your milestone!

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  5. What a wonderful story! And funny, too. I think those are the best memories… the ones we can laugh at… 🙂

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    1. Thanks! They are the best memories 🙂

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  6. augustmacgregor | Reply

    A fun memory, and that’s incredible you two got married seven months after that date!

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    1. We were lucky to find each other — when it’s right, you just know!

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  7. Happy Anniversary! 😃

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      1. You’re welcome! Hope y’all have a fantastic night. 😃

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  8. Happy Anniversary, Baby! Got you on my mind! (ala The Little River Band! :D) What a great first date story! Have a wonderful day and night! Steam on! ❤

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    1. Thanks, nice evening planned! I saw Little River Band at a local festival a handful of years ago, they still sounded good!

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      1. I bet I saw them on the same “tour”! They played a little local music venue and they were great! Enjoy your evening! xo

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  9. Aww! Stories like yours make me want to believe in love, make me want to love my partner more and give him all that I have so I can talk about our love 30 years down the line 🙂 Just 5 years into our relationship, I feel like I have more memories than my mind can even occupy! I can only imagine the lovely moments you must have shared…Congratulations to you…and many more wonderful years too! lots of love…

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    1. Thank you so much! I think we were lucky to find each other and that the good times far outweigh the bad.. to me, it’s all about compromise xo

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      1. Compromise it is! I will always remember this 🙂 You are such an inspiration!

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      2. You are so sweet to say that! ❤

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  10. Super!!!! Congratulations! He – and YOU – won’t mind one too many VO and Seven Ups…..I’m sure… Enjoy! Hugs! ❤

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    1. True! Tipsy is a good place to be 😉 Thanks, E! ❤

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      1. Yeah! Especially on a day/night like today… 😉 Hugs!

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  11. Happy Anniversary, Lady Diane

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      1. 🎉❤️🍾

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  12. Happy Anniversary. It is so much fun to have those memories and be able to share them with your hubby. Our wedding anniversary was this month also and I always get out our wedding album and we have a good time looking at those young kids.

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    1. Where does the time go?? Happy anniversary to you, too!

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  13. This is so beautiful and touching. Sincere congratulations

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  14. I do so enjoy love stories. Especially those with a good ending!
    Thanks for sharing such a personal sight!!

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    1. I, too, love happily ever afters, always with a little humor thrown in! Thanks, glad you liked our story!

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  15. Well that was a sweet story. Ahh our first meeting was at a White Sox game in 1976. I could’ve cared less about sports at the time but I knew from that moment on I was to be southsider, dare I say Cub hater, forever a White Sox fan if I was to ever want the relationship to go any further 😉 So when my 3rd son comes ups to me and asks me why we hate the Cubs, I tell him to go ask his father !!! That has been the secret to a happy and successful 37 year marriage ❤ Sorry D, Blessings for your week ❤

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    1. See, humor is what keeps you together, right? Thanks, you, too ❤

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  16. OMG if we didn’t laugh, well IDK what we would do 😉 Life is too short to be anything but happy ❤

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  17. Happy anniversary!

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  18. Nice story. I like the way you ended this. You reminded me of a date I had where I finished a busy day at work where I had to skip breakfast and lunch. Picked up my date and she didn’t weant to have dinner. Sat there at the bar sipping my drink listening to the orchestra in my stomach.

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    1. haha, thank you. I’m afraid I’m still kind of a lightweight!

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  19. Sweet Story………

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  20. What a great story! We’ll be celebrating 31 years in August. 🙂
    On our first date, he was pulled over for “speeding, swerving, and running a stop sign.” He got off with a warning. A few dates later, he told me the officer said, “pay more attention to the road and less to the pretty blonde next to you.” 😀

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    1. Thanks and yours is a wonderful story! You should do a post and let’s see how many first date stories we can get. And congratulations on your 31 years!

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  21. Awesome! Congratulations! 👍👍👍👍

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  22. A legacy of smiles and laughter. Congratulations my dear friend!
    ❤ Dajena

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      1. 😀 😀 you are welcome!! ❤

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  23. What a great story. Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thanks, Nicky, Jim glad you enjoyed it!

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  24. So gorgeous, I had a smile on my face from start to finish. Thanks for sharing your happy (and hungry) memories. Happy anniversary to you two lovebirds and cheers to many more years of fun, laughs and happiness. 🙂 xo

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    1. Oh, thanks, Miri, we do laugh a lot at my house!!

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  25. I love this first date experience you shared with us, Diane! ❤ This makes me feel a bit better since I kissed someone on my first date in nearly 3 years on Saturday. No steamed up windows or watch caught in my pants! 😉 Lol xoxoxo

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    1. Yay, some chemistry, then?

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  26. What a wonderful story and great memory! Happy Anniversary

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  27. Diane!!! You shared it. Thank you SO much. And such a beautiful story and I sooo admire that you remember all the details so vividly 🙂 And steamy windows 😀 Heehee. Got all the ingredients of a rom-com I must say Diane. 😀 Happy Anniversary to you and your Corvette dude. Here is to the coming years of happiness, togetherness and steamy windows 😉 ❤

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    1. Thanks, my dear, we do laugh about it sometimes. I think we need a prompt so people can write about their first dates!

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      1. Oooooh me likey 😀 That would be a fun prompt indeed. But I guess few would have such rom-com stuff tales like yours 😉

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      2. aww, I’ve heard some good ones!

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  28. Hmmm… So all good things do start with alcohol after all? 😛 Loved this story and it’s wonderful that you guys can look back on this now and laugh about it. What a fun way to kickstart a relationship 🙂 Happy anniversary! Here’s wishing you many, many more years of steamy windows 😉 🙂

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    1. Thank you! For me, tipsy is a good place to be!

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      1. It sure is! 🙂 Cheers! 😉

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  29. This is so gooey sweet. I enjoyed every morsel of it and your honeybunch is a well-behaved gentleman. That’s why he’s a keeper. Absolutely beautiful 🙂

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    1. He is a gentleman, his mama did a good job!

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      1. I love it, so cute and wonderful!!

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  30. That’s what I call romance. Congratulations to you both. ❤

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