Saturday, February 05, 2011

How Did You Meet?

I’ve always been fascinated by stories about how people met and fell in love. My local newspaper ran a series of “How We Met” stories a while back, and I loved reading them! There were so many interesting tales about people who met during World War II, on blind dates, online, on vacation, and often when they least expected it!

What about you? Do you have a fascinating story about how you and your true love connected? If so, I’d love to hear from you! I’m thinking about putting these stories together in a book if I receive enough that are interesting. If you’ve got a great story to tell, please email it to me at [smhparent at hotmail dot com]. Don’t worry if you’re not a great writer. I can help you polish it up before it gets published. And I’d never publish your story without your written permission, so be sure to include your contact information in your letter so I can reach you later if I decide to do the book.

I look forward to reading your wonderful “How We Met” stories!

NOTE: Click here to read an exciting update about this project!

17 comments:

  1. Oh what a great idea! Ours isn't fascinating though. We met at school:)

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  2. Had a colleague who I worked with a lot - we were working hard and summer and a break was approaching. He wanted to go on a weekend cruise and wanted me to go along. I said "no way, I get seasick AND I am claustrophobic. No way." He said, it is not like that on a big ship - and it is only for a weekend. We leave at 5 on Friday and are back in port by Monday morning. Even if you hate it." I actually said yes. We get in line to check in and there is a separate line that says "Welcome CarQuest" I look at my friend and say, "We are going on a cruise with car salesmen?!!!" Yadda, yadda, yadda, met my husband-to-be that same night and P.S. CarQuest is not car sales.

    Oh, we dated for 2 years, he is Canadian, I am American, according to Mapquest we lived exactly 505 miles apart . . . I saw him about twice a month before he proposed a year later (back in the Bahamas) and after all the immigration red tape, we were married.

    Oh year, and I MUST tell you about his phone call the night we left the cruise . . . unbelievable. I called my girlfriend Monique after his call and said, "I don't think so." She said, "Sounds like you had a great time. Why would not go for it?"

    Not sure if all that is fascinating, but I DO like our story. If interested, email me, will give you my phone number and the rest of the story. Paula

    babysmartees@verizon.net

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  3. Lovely. I had posted it last year, but can email it to you :)

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  4. What a wonderful idea for a book! I always love reading those too. Will get to work on that soon!

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  5. Love this brilliant idea! I'll polish and send ASAP! :)

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  6. Not brilliant but I like it...We met at the dog park. We went at the same time every evening after work for my husband and mid work for me (I owned a restaurant at the time.) Told my chef that I met the guy that I was going to marry before we had even spoken. Dogs fell for each other first. When I finally spoke to Steve for the first time I learned that he lived with his girlfriend. I asked if they had gotten the dog together or if it was his first (he was the one at the park so it seemed a reasonable question.) When he responded that they had gotten the dog together I said "That'll be tough when you split up them..." Quite cocky...but I guess it planted the idea. We are going to be celebrating our eight anniversary soon and have 2 sons 3 cats and 1 dog.

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  7. My husband and I met on a weekend trip to Las Vegas with friends who were dating each other. Neither of us particularly wanted to go for a whole weekend with a stranger for what was essentially a blind date. But after that weekend we were never apart. Engaged six weeks later, married six months later. Now 10 years later, we're expecting our seventh and final baby. Funny how things work out.

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  8. in a Bar.. he just moved back from WASHINGTON STATE from the Army and he was an hour from his home town working on a friends house, stayin on his couch.. i hung out there quite frequently. the guy i was seeing never sat with me at the bar (always talking) so he swooped in and saved me from a real bad relationship..been 12 years this past may..(we did break u for 3 years, but have been back 1.5 yrs) all is great!

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  9. Blind date neither of us knew we were going to be on until we were each hanging as a third wheel with our respective friends (which are both still great friends). Dinner at Cafe El Cholo followed by movie night at our friends house. We watched "Can't Hardly Wait" and I guess I couldn't wait because we were holding hands while watching. At the end, I asked for her number and the rest is history - finishing college together, marriage, first home, starting our business, having triplets...looking fwd to completing this amazing journey with my beautiful and truly amazing wife, Gwen.

    PS. Next week is our 10 year anniversary. We're taking 7 days to drive to Napa and down the coast. Our first real vacation (more than 3 days) since our honeymoon. (thx to our in-laws who will be watching our triplets :)

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  10. wow, I can't believe I never told this story on my blog before... I'll send you an email. :)

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  11. story on it's way! It will probably need polishing, since I tend to ramble sometimes.

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  12. We have a pretty good one I just need to find the time to type it up and email it to you!

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  13. I'll email my story to you this week. We met when we where 16. We just celebrated our 25th Anniversary ~ Carol

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  14. Oh what an awesome idea. I'll be emailing mine as soon as possible.

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  15. I will be emailing soon! =0)

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  16. Oh, neat idea! I would love to read them :) I sent you mine.

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  17. I recently featured some mom bloggers who shared their "How We Met" stories..I love that kind of stuff! I'm a romantic :)

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