Thursday, 13 November 2008

Friday the Thirteenth 1959.



Good Evening a few weeks ago Jeannette asked us to write how we met our husbands so here is my story. It is fitting that I write this today as it is 49 years ago today that we started our long romance. I first met Stuart on the day I first started working at a Printing Works in Dundee that was 6th January 1958. On the first lunchtime I was introduced to Stu by a older lady workmate and I thought straight away how nice he looked (dishy in todays language) he was 18 at the time me a mere 15 a big age gap at the age. All the girls knew how I felt and used to make excuses for me to visit his department but Stuart always says he never knew ha ha. After I had worked there a year I arrived one morning to find the printing works had burned down. I found another job straight away as my parents thought I would have been out of a job, it turned out I could have stayed as everybody was found work in other print shops. I did see Stu now and again during 59 at the dancing and did dance with him once or twice but that was all. On the evening on Friday the 13th November 1959 I was going to a cycling club supper dance that I knew he would be attending so I made a special effort that night but the weather was dreadful it was foggy and raining (just the same as it is today) and I had to walk with my friend to get to the hall where the dance was to be held. I had a new home perm at the time an it went frizzy with the damp so I did not like myself very much that evening. Have you heard of a Paul Jones. Gents on the outside of the circle ladies on the inside circle going in opposite directions well I got Stu on the first turn and that as they say was that, he maintains to this day he planned it with all his cycling buddies and I suppose after all this time I believe him. He asked to take me home that night and that was the start of our life together. We celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary last month so here we are after all this time retired very happy (most days) and still together. Don't have a good picture of us together as they are usually taken by a waiter in an hotel or on the timer and that always makes me laugh. (this is the second time I have made this entry and I think this time is it so different from the first time and I am still fizzing at loosing the first one. Till next time. Love Joan
Just us today as it is very special.

15 comments:

Sugar said...

ty for sharing that wonderful memory with us.
have a lovely fri & wkend.
huggies...

Kath said...

What a lovely story Joan.Stuart must have fancied you with your hair frizzy LOL!!How the years fly by don't they? The picture is lovely of you both what an achievment all those years .I hope you continue to spend many more happy yesrs together.Take Care God Bless Kath xx
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I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Anniversary of your life together. It's nice to see your smiling faces. In this day of so many divorces it's good to hear about a long lasting relationship.
May you be be blessed with many more happy years together.
'On Ya'-ma

Sara said...

I loved reading this entry Joan, in fact I'm still smiling away to myself :o) Many congratulations to you and Stuart, on so many happy years together.
xxx

Jan said...

Lovely story Joan ,I am pleased that unlike the 'Paul Jones' you didnt change partners again ,and you are both so happy together and may still be for many more years to come ,love to you both ...Jan xx

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Many...Many more!!! I met my hubby on a blind date 34 years ago!!

Jeannette said...

What a lovely story Joan! Congratulations to you and Stuart in being together so long, sounds like your set up for life! Lol! I don't suppose either of you believe that Friday 13th is unlucky now?! The photo of you both is lovely, nice to see you both! Jeannette xx

Missie said...

That's a wonderful story.

Stuart said...

that's a lovely photo of the two of you.

Yasmin said...

Wonderful memeories Joan,so you snagged your man in the end,many more happy years to you.

Yasmin
xx

Mark and Elayne said...

I am sharing my story of how Mark and I met in our Journal, We Made Our Own Huppah....I just need to get back to it.
Hugs, Laini

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

That's a lovely picture of you and Stuart. I would say that Friday the 13th is an extremely lucky day for the both you. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you on your many years together xx

Marie said...

Lovely picture of you and Stuart. YOu look so happy with each other. I Love reading about how people met their partners. Each story is so unique and wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I can hear the love in your writing and think you have something which many people have never experienced in their lifetime. I am very happy for you and wish you many more years of love and caring.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Joan what a lovely entry ~ and I love the Photo of the two of you together ~ may you spend many more Happy years together ~ Ally x

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