Friday, 18 September 2009

The day we met.

Today is a very special day for my Husband and myself. 18th September 1976 was the day we met. That was the day my life began.......

It was a Saturday night and my friend lived 20 plus miles away from me. We were going to our usual Saturday evening dance. I was all dressed up - I can tell you now what I was wearing. A brown tee-shirty top and a long flowery brown maxi skirt, yes right down to the floor. Remember them? I got in my white Hilman Imp and turned the ignition key. Oh dear it was dead. It would just not start. I was so disappointed I desperately wanted my Saturday night out. What could I do? I decided to catch the bus. I changed out of my 'night-club' clothes and put them into an overnight bag. It took me over two hours to get to my friend's house on the bus. I didn't care, I was 21 years of age and I wanted some fun. When I arrived at my friend's house I changed and refreshed my makeup. She then drove to the night club.

We had a few dances together and then along came two good looking chaps. Of course we giggled how young girls do. The one that had the dark hair asked me to dance. I made some silly answer up. I said, 'I'm sorry I can't I've got a wooden leg!'. No you haven't he said. With that we somehow ended up on the dance floor. We instantly hit it off you know.

Then on the Sunday evening the phone rang at home and my Dad answered as I hadn't got back from my friend's house. My Dad relayed the message to me when I arrived back. He said a young man rang I must say he spoke very nice. He said he would ring back. I didn't think he would but he did. We arranged an evening out and during the week he came round to pick me up. I could hear his Volkswagen Beetle coming down the road (they made a hell of a racket). I would be full of nerves (still am! ha.ha.) and I remember been physically sick in the bathroom. I actually lost half a stone when I started going out with him.

Do you know from that day on I have been so happy to be with him. It was indeed fate that we met. I was so determined to get to that dance I desperately wanted to go. Isn't it funny how things happen like that? The funny thing was that he had gone to the dance on his own and so did the other chap they got talking and decided to ask us both to dance. I'm so pleased he did. My life began on that day 18th September 1976. We courted for 5 years, Engaged for 2 years, Married for 27 years. We have two beautiful girls.


  1. Aaww, Sue! That was so romantic! Wish you more romantic and loving years ahead of you. :~)

  2. That's so sweet of you many thanks Rosette.


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