Something happened on this day 32 years ago that changed my life forever. Want to know what it was?? Well, buckle your seat belt and I'll take you for a ride down memory lane! :)
Me in 1981 with my 1968 Triumph GT6!
On this day in 1981, I was a sohomore in college and the prowd owner of a cute little sports car! (See vintage photo above!) I was excited about going home for the weekend to celebrate my birthday, but when I got in my little car to drive the two hours home, I discovered that I wasn't going any where until I acquired some brake fluid. :(
I knew several other girls from my hometown, but as I walked up and down the deserted halls of my dorm, it was obvious that all of my friends had already gone home for the weekend. :(
As I looked dejectedly out of the open third-floor window on the backside of my dorm, I lamented to a resident of my floor that I couldn't go home for the weekend because my car needed brake fluid, and I didn't have a ride to the auto parts store. Her father was the basketball coach, and at that moment, she saw the center of the basketball team walking underneath the open window in the dorm parking lot below, and she said, "Hey, you should ask 'Big Al' to take you! He has a car! And I've heard he thinks you're cute!" :)
I looked down and saw 'Big Al,' who was the 6'11" center of the men's basketball team admiring my vintage car. So, in an uncharacteristically bold move, I yelled out of the window to this giant of a guy that I'd never even met: "Hey, 'Big Al,' can you give me a ride to the auto parts store to buy brake fluid for my car?" Without hesitation, he yelled up, "Sure!" Then, he turned to his roommate and said, "Hey, I loaned my car to a friend, let me borrow your car!!" ;)
So, 'Big Al' took me to get brake fluid, and then stuffed himself into my little sports car, so we could make sure the brakes were working. (He claims I almost killed him during the test drive, but I choose not to comment on that part of the story!) ;)
Neither of us saw it coming, but it was "love at first sight!" We had our first date the next week, were engaged a year later, and married the following May. Now thirty years later, ten people can
How did you meet your husband?? Can you top my story?!? ;) I'd love to hear your love story! Please share it here or over on my Facebook page!
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