It’s May 23 Again…


I’ve reposted this from last year, so now it’s 36 years since I met and married the love of my life!

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 I’d asked him to pick me up around 7:30.  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 a while, 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 drinks I was feeling a little light headed.  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 7:30 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 a friend 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!

28 responses

  1. Enjoy your Anniversary and I enjoyed sharing your wonderful memory.

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  2. Happy Anniversary, D! Here’s to many more! 😊🍻

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    1. Thanks, T, appreciate it! At least we’re not leaving for TN till Thursday so no anniversary dinner at Cracker Barrel this year 😉

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      1. Hahaha! Yeah, not the most romantic place for an anniversary meal, huh? Well, wave as you go past the Bardstown exit. Hope y’all have a fantastic trip. 😊

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  3. Happy Happy Anniversary!! Many more ahead, my friend!! 🥂🍾

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      1. You’re welcome!! ❤


  4. VictoryInTrouble | Reply

    Aww what a great story! Happy Anniversary!

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  5. Sweet memories. Happy Anniversary to both of you 🙂

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  6. Wonderful story. Happy Anniversary and to many more!!


  7. Happy Anniversary, Dee! ❤

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  8. Happy anniversary Dee! I hope you do something special! ❤️

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    1. Thanks, Meg, at least we’re not on the road to TN this year with dinner at Cracker Barrel! Next week!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! On my first day with my husband he took me to a party he was invited to by another woman who had her sights on him. Awkward!

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    1. Lol, they can be so clueless, can’t they? Good thing they have us!


  10. Many happy returns of the day! Loved the story. May you have many more years together 😘


  11. Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart 🍸❤️


  12. Hope your anniversary was wonderful and romantic!


  13. Wow that’s amazing! 😍 Happy belated anniversary wishes. 😊

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