February 5, 2014
Michelle Miles: Cupid Comes Calling ~ Love at First Faint
Welcome, beautiful readers, to the Princess Valentine’s Day blog event. I hope you’re having a swell time commenting on all the posts and getting your name in the hat for that $200 Visa gift card!
Our event is all about falling in love with that special someone. And of course falling in love with that special someone is all about how you met.
I’d tell you how I met my husband but it’s not exciting. We met at work, started dating, got married. The end! Okay maybe it was a little more exciting than that. I was actually dating a guy who was an owner of one of the PF Chang’s at the time. He stood me up on a concert I’d bought tickets for. My husband and I were friends at work (little did I know…) and so I asked him to go with me.
It was Loreena McKennit. October 9, 2007. Not that I remember all that well…
We had a great time and the rest, as they say, is history.
So now let’s take a step back in time for a tale of real romance. The year was 1954. It was summer. Location: Lobo Theater, Monahans, Texas.
Imagine if you will, a young lady working the concession stand. This is her part time gig while she goes to school. So she doesn’t have time to eat between that and work. And the whip-cracking boss wouldn’t allow eating at work.
Enter the cute projectionist – you know, the guy who ran the movie. Back then movies were reel-to-reel. Not digital. I know that’s a bit of a stretch for all you young folks. ;) He came in every evening to get a cup of coffee from the girl behind the counter.
One day, while the projection guy was coming for the last cup of coffee for the night, the young girl behind the counter faints! I’m betting that was secretly cupid’s arrow at work.
He, being the gentlemen he was, picks her up and takes her for food and drives her home. Naturally he asks her out on a date.
They were married in May 1955. It was clearly meant to be. I mean, how could he NOT marry her after she fainted right in front of him. I’d have been mortified.
And those two people, folks, are my parents. I blame them for my excessive love of movies. :)
My dad loved John Wayne and drank coffee by the gallon. He also loved the latest technology in moves. Imagine how excited he was when the first VCR hit the market. We had the first. You know, the big one with the giant buttons. We had a ginormous console TV with a “clicker” (aka a remote) that only had two buttons. On and off. We had the big movie camera that could ONLY sit on a tripod because it was so heavy you couldn’t carry it around on your shoulder. It was black and white.
They were married 47 years. Dad passed away in 2001. I wonder what he’d think of smartphones or the digital cameras we have today. Mom is pretty hip with her Android smartphone. I just can’t convince her to use an eReader. ;)
Now you tell me: What’s your favorite romantic movie?
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