Sunday Writing Prompt — A Love Story

In recognition that today is Valentine’s Day, the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt asks us to write a story of love. So here we go, a true story of how I met my wife.

It was a fix-up. A blind date. My brother-in-law played tennis with her father and one day his his daughter showed up to watch them play. I got a call from my brother-in-law telling me all about her and he gave me her phone number.

I was reluctant to call her as I was not keen on blind dates, but I had recently broken up with a girl I’d been dating for about six months and I figured I was ready to dip my toe in the water again. So I decided to give it a go.

I spoke with the fix-up girl on the phone a couple of times and thought she sounded nice and seemed to have a good head on her shoulders. And, most important, she laughed at my jokes. So I arranged to pick her up at her apartment. It was one of those buildings where you’d go to the front desk and they’d call and let the person know that there was someone in the lobby to see them.

I was told to take a seat and that she would be coming to the lobby shortly. A few minutes later, the elevator doors opened, I looked up, and I saw a vision. She looked like an Indian princess — or, as we’d say in the politically correct 21st century, a Native American princess — and I was smitten.

It was truly love at first sight, at least on my part. That was in 1976 and we’ve been together ever since.

15 thoughts on “Sunday Writing Prompt — A Love Story

  1. Tiffany February 14, 2021 / 11:15 am

    Aww beautiful story. Congratulations

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  2. Marleen February 14, 2021 / 12:49 pm

    That really is a lovely story. I’m happy for you, and it would be great to have a companion who understands one’s humor (or has one). I kept noticing this while Colbert’s wife was joining him on the set day after day.

    Approximately three-and-a-half years after your delightful day [I’m figuring from late spring to late ‘79] was when I saw the man I married [not long later] descend a staircase as my mother and I entered the foyer of his parents’ home. He had, not long before, returned from deployment with the United States Army. His dad was a career army colonel — but he, himself, had gotten out and was a little directionless for a few months. It was not love at first sight (on my part), mainly because of what he said as he showed up. But he was determined. We are now more like a brother and sister, except that we have grown children. And we help anchor each other in various ways.

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    • Fandango February 14, 2021 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks for sharing that.

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  3. s.s. February 14, 2021 / 5:55 pm

    Its beautiful the way you write about your first meet. Its simple sweet…enduring love.

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    • Fandango February 14, 2021 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you. That means a lot.

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  4. Sadje February 14, 2021 / 6:08 pm

    True love indeed.

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  5. Michael February 15, 2021 / 3:14 am

    Well a delightful story and any woman who laughs at your jokes, has to be worth hanging on to. Thanks for sharing your story, not all of us can boast your longevity.

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    • Fandango February 15, 2021 / 11:01 am

      I mate for life! 😏

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  6. leigha66 February 18, 2021 / 10:02 pm

    Sense of humor is a plus… glad you found the one who will laugh with you. A very sweet story of your love at first sight.

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  7. Carol anne March 10, 2021 / 6:16 pm

    Awe! This is so cool! 45 years is a long time lol! xo

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