Today is our anniversary & I have decided this post will be my version about how we met.......Popster's version would more than likely not be the same but that's how we roll!
It was new year's eve 1963....yikes!.......I was a telephone operator in a little town called Huntingdon in England. It was about 3 miles from Alconbury, an amercan air force base. All calls went thru our switchboard including ones from the base so consequently we got to know all the GIs. we would meet them at the Nickel Coin.........pictured here
during our coffee..... or should I say tea?....breaks & lunch hours. Whenever some newbies were transfered in they would be brought to town to meet the local girls.
It was not "love at first sight"......I thought he was kinda nerdy & he thought I was a "stuck-up english broad"! It was a few weeks later when he asked me to go to the movies that I realized he wasn't so "nerdy", so I guess we'll call it "love at second sight! He proposed to me on my 18th birthday & then in a very romantic way, 3 weeks later gave me a ring. We were sitting on a street bench in town and it was a total surprise.
Popster's version: I got him drunk & proposed as I was one of those "english broads" who would do anything to get to the USA. Yes I know.......I wanted in the worst way to go live in Schenectady...doesn't everyone???????
It was definitely a "whirlwind courtship" as we were married in November, less than a year after we met. We were both 18 & so young but I guess at the time it didn't matter. We had a very small wedding with friends & family & two years later came here to live.
I f I had it to do over would I still get married so young? I would!