Sunday, March 9, 2014

Homemade bread and a beer.

Hope everyone had a relaxing Sunday. The change to daylight savings can sometime be hard to adjust to. I don’t look for that to be a problem this year. Since we are both now retired, we don’t have to get up any special time. And that does help adjusting.

Last week a reader asked why after my blind date wasn't all that great, did I go out with hubby again? I have been thinking about that off and on all week. You, know there wasn't any real reason. We just had fun together. I had planned on cancelling that second date, a dance in a town near his hometown. But for some reason unknown, I didn't. I can tell you though, as the day worn on I wondered if maybe I should have. First off he was supposed to pick me up around 4. I had planned to go shopping with friends and decided I could still go. I would be home around 3. Plenty of time to get ready before he showed up. Well, I got home around 1:30 and there he sat, eating homemade bread and having a beer with my mother. He had come early and made himself at home. Mom liked him from day one. This was a real surprise. I don’t think she ever liked any of my boyfriends. This was a first. Most were sacred of her. She was very strict. And maybe that is what she didn't like about them. He wasn't sacred and he was friendly. Because he wasn't from the “neighborhood” or even from our town, he didn't know about my mother’s “reputation”. There the two of them sat, chatting. Since we had a lot of time to kill, we, or he, decided we could go to his home and I could meet his folks. Boy, I tell you. If I could have twitched my nose and turned the clock back, I would have. I was thinking what have I got myself into. And I repeated that thought again as he introduced me to his dad. His dad pulled me onto his lap and said” so this is the gal that is going to me my new daughter-in-law”. I wanted to yell “take me home”. But I just sat there smiling.  We went on to the dance, met Mary and Ron and had a really fun time. I got home on the late side and figured mom would be waiting up for me, sermon in hand. lol But she wasn’t. Now I knew she really did like him. And till the day she died, hubby could do no wrong in her eyes. They always were friends. At one time, when they were both watching All My Children during lunch hour (he had an hour lunch break) they would sit and discuss that darn show. Sometimes things are just meant to be and I figured that is why I went out with him again, spiders and all.  We got engaged in April and got married in September, six and a half months after we met. And this September, by the grace of God, we will celebrate 52 years of marriage.

Take care,


  1. Aw, that is cool how he was family practically on the first meeting!

  2. I would have loved to hear Grandma and Dad's first conversation! Does he remember what they talked about?