Friday, November 1, 2019
My husband came from a farming family. They often had little money. He had good parents who taught him the value of hard work and treating people with respect.
My family moved often. We often had little money. I had good parents who taught me to work hard and to treat people with respect.
We did not know it at the time. We had only been seeing each other for a short time.
At that time seeing each other meant going to an occasional drive-in movie or driving 'the loop' downtown. The loop was the activity most often because it was cheaper. And all our friends were doing the same thing.
One night we were driving the loop and my husband wanted to take a break. He drove to a little neighborhood grocery store near where his brother lived. He told me he would be right back and ran into the store.
He came back out with a small paper bag. In it were two large oranges. One was for me.
He presented it with a great flourish. He thought those oranges were the most exotic things he ever had and wanted to share them with me.
It was the most romantic thing that ever happened to me.
What was your most romantic moment?