81 GyGuy, Thanks for the post of this topic!! If you had not posted, I may have not had this vivid memory to flashback to today, when I needed it, today especially.
Cyclone-ISU-Darrin, --That was a wonderful story about
your Great- Grandpa. I now see where you get you superlative writing skills. (Is that word use OK??) For a moment, when you mentioned the horse powering the printing press, I was thinking ….how old is old man Cyclone-ISU? When you mentioned JFK Half dollars, that made me realize ..not too old, I remember collecting those!
In any case, my moment of insignificant decision.... to keep with the theme of meeting my future wife…I was laid off
of a great job due to the recession of 1983, and then answered and add, and got a temporary job at a small company doing Drafting work...on the board. She was there in a cage, a tool crib, when I first saw here. My prior employer was a huge company of over 3,000 employees, and then I happened to get a job in my hometown for a small company with 60 employees. My drafting job involved taking my electronic parts drawings to the tool crib for “blueprints”. I was immediately met and was attracted to Rose, but I heard she was married.
I had to stay way. At work, I always brought my lunch until one day, I decided to go to the cafeteria lunchroom, and happened to sit next to her best friend and co-worker. Nancy informed me that Rose was NOT married, and I should ask her out. I did, and soon we were having lunch together everyday. We had our official first date at the local County fair, where we rode to Ferris wheel together. Soon we moved in together and now, here we are happily married since 1987, (actually divorced in 1996, but remarried in 1997) so I call it 34 years married, with a short time apart!
We often think if we had not worked at the same place in 1984, would we have ever met. I think yes we would have, (fate) we both lived in the same small town since the early 1970’s, and we both still live there !! I think I would have eventually seen here across the grocery store aisle, and we would have run into each others arms in the flower section!!!
Keep the faith! and fate!!!
Wings aka Dan in So Cal (after I proofread this, and read it three times, I made some needed edits)
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