Thursday, June 5, 2008

Today's the day

No, nothing big is happening today but It did on this date 26 years ago. Today is our wedding anniversary and we have beaten the odds by making it this long. When my wife says something like that I usually joke and say; “Day aint over yet” (a line from City Slickers) But to tell the truth, things are going really good for us. We have a lot in common and we both have similar goals in life and that is really important. If I could give one piece of advice to a couple starting out, it would be to sit down and talk about what you want out of life. So let me tell you a little about how we got started as a couple.

We met on the Air force base at the club. It was in October and neither of us went there very often but somehow we both ended up there that night. She was with some really wild friends which I have to admit almost scared me away when I first asked her to dance. I was always a sucker for blue eyes and long hair and she has both and was also a great dancer. I remember we danced to Rick James’ Super freak. I still like that song. At the end of the night I asked her for her phone number and she gave it to me but I thought in the back of my mind that it probably wasn’t her real number.

A few days went by and I got up the nerve to call her to ask her out. It was a really cold day in October. Her grandmother, (Nana) answered the phone and told me that she was “out in the marsh with her mother pushing the boat out to the water.” She then said “hold on, I will get her”. First off, I couldn’t imagine a couple of women pushing a boat in the mud and secondly not imagine them doing it on a cold day like this. When she came to the phone, she was a little ticked off to say the least because she wanted to go out in the boat and I was interrupting. I sheepishly asked her if she wanted to go out on Friday but she said she was busy. There was a big pause and I almost died. Then she said, “how about Saturday” and I agreed. Whew that was a close one because if she hadn’t suggested another day, I would have thought it was the big brush off and never called her again. (she will probably read this and say, darn that’s all I had to do, haha). And the rest is history.

So Happy Anniversary Honey. We are over half way to that 50 year mark and usually you get thrown a big party for that one. At least I hope someone throws us one. Hint Hint

Have a Great Anniversary Day,
Greg

16 comments:

Celticspirit said...

What a lovely story Greg! Aren't you glad she said yes?

happyone said...

Happy Anniversary!! I hope you get that party at number 50!!
One of these day's I'll have to post about how me and my husband met.

Em said...

Congratulations! Here's to another 26 years...at least. LOL

Kati said...

Awwww, Happy Anniversary to you both!!!! Wishing you happy anniversaries to 50 and beyond!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Awe......I love those sort of how we met stories!

Happy Anniversary :o)

I think you should have a party anyways!!

Mrs. Amy Brigham said...

I looovvveee stories like these! Thank you for sharing. Happy Anniversary and may God give y'all many, many more! :D

Sandy said...

Loved reading how you met. Happy anniversary to you both! Twenty-five years .. way to go.

Myself, its' been 37 years, this last May. I can't believe I have known someone (dated 3 years), 40 years.

Many many more happy years to you!

Wanda said...

Well Happy Anniversary to you both. It's always fun to hear how people meet.

June is the Wedding month, we celebrate ours this month too.

ChrisJ said...

Congratulations Greg and wife! Let me tell you, as someone who celebrates 50 years next year, I really think it gets easier as you get older.

Angie said...

Great story! Happy Anniversary!

Kristen said...

Happy Anniversary Greg and Mrs. Greg! :-) Hope you had a wonderful day!

ev said...

happy anniversary to and your wife!

dropping by this nice site.;0)

Beth said...

awwww. Greg and Mrs.Greg....Happy Anniversary!!!!!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

May you both continue on together in the Lord :) Hope you had a special day together!

Lori said...

What a great love story. Happy Anniversary to you and your lovely wife of 26 years.

Lori

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