I couldn't get enough of her.
Boy Meets Girl
June 26, 2022 at 5:34 p.m.
Boy Meets Girl
I had just been turned loose from the US Navy, and I was walking down the street in West Seattle, so happy to be a civilian again.
I stopped in downtown Seattle, traded my uniform for Levis, a white tee shirt, and a pair of loafers that needed a dime in each tongue.
God, it felt good to be out of uniform!
I took a bus to get to my parents’ house, but the first person I met was a beautiful little blonde. She had three young children with her. I remarked that she must have started having children at eight or nine. She laughed—said the kids belonged to her sister. We both smiled.
Later that night, we went to the Spanish Castle to dance the night away. This night was the start of a romance that lasted 68 years. How lucky can one guy be? The only thing that happened to this romance was that it just got better.
We fit each other. I saw her every day. We laughed, danced, swam at Angle Lake. I couldn't get enough of her. The day she left to return to Cheyenne, Wyoming, was a sad day for me.
We wrote to each other for a year. When the next summer arrived, I told her, you don't get to go back—EVER!
He followed this with the story of his marriage called Loving Wife: Roughneck Guide to a Happy Marriage https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Wife-Roughneck-Guide-Marriage-ebook/dp/B00RPBD59U
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