Friday, April 18, 2008

First Sparks

I was visiting Pinks & Blues Girls Blog today and Sharon posted a story about the first time she laid eyes on her husband. She invited anyone who wanted to participate to post their “first sparks” story. I thought I would play along.

Most of you know how Tom and I got together over thirty years ago, but I never posted about the first time I laid my eyes on him. That happened about thirty one years ago.

My girlfriend, Juliana and I were going to the fruit and vegetable store for my mom. The store was crowded this fine Saturday morning. We were looking at the fruit and just giggling like girls do. I was only fifteen at the time. Suddenly, I heard a voice say, “Excuse me, excuse me.” I turned, looked, and seen the finest specimen of man I’ve ever laid my eyes on. He had blond, wavy hair, beautiful, soft eyes, and nice fitting jeans. He was carrying a very large sack of something on one shoulder and it seemed effortless to him. I checked him out completely and was very pleased at what I saw.

After he passed by, I looked at my girlfriend and we both smiled. (I should interject here that we had a habit of ranking guys on a scale of one to ten. We would just look at each other and say a number.) All I could say at this point was, “Fifty.” That meant he was way off the charts. She concurred. I said, “Wow, he looks good coming and going.” This day sparked a series of flirtatious events and the rest they say is history.

So that was my “first sparks” story, what was yours?

If you want to play along follow the link above to Pinks & Blues Girls Blog and sign up on Mr. Linky. Please let me know if you decide to participate. I would love to read all of your stories.

Have a great weekend.

© Nadine Z. 2008

35 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

Ah shucks, you're making me blush!

I love you still...
Tom

Simply Scarlet said...

That's you and him in that pic? Wow! You look like babies!

"He looks good coming and going." It must've been the nice fitting jeans, right? I remember using that line myself in high school. :)

Well, you were quite the flirt, and look where it got you! Good for you!

Chappyswife said...

Oh, that is funny - and a great, great first meeting! I love how that we can see that picture of you then right beside the one of you now, both great pictures.

(Your comment still showed no reply blogger...)

It's All Good! said...

That's such a sweet story! Funny the way you were checking him out!

Have a great weekend.
Brenda :)

Demara said...

Wow it's amazing how 31 years change a person's looks! I'm glad time doesn't change true love !!

Thanks for the cute story!

Madison Richards said...

Have you told the one about the hat?

Maybe Tom should blog that one - I don't know which of all the stories I like the best... I guess the one where you're still together after all these years!

redeemed diva said...

I'm in.check out my blog.

palmtreefanatic said...

awww, what a fun story, thanks for sharing!

chelle said...

Totally a fun story!!

Alene said...

Thanks for sharing. That is so cute! Takes me back in time to meeting my hubby, my high school sweetheart. Thanks for praying for our little Will. I convet your prayers still for a complete healing. Blessings my friend!

Niki said...

What a great story! Love the picture. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me that special comments. I'll take all the prayers I can get. HUGS!

PinksandBluesGirls said...

You two haven't changed at all... same beautiful faces, smiles, spirit, dancing eyes! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story... I LOVE it!
Sharon - Pinks & Blues

A Woman Who is: said...

You too are so cute. I have heard the story, but now I have seen the photo.

I want to hear the "Hat Story"?

david santos said...

Excellent post.
Have a nice weekend.

Amber said...

That is a great story and a great picture!!

Debz said...

Sweet! Love your pic, love your story, love Toms comment!!!

Bluestocking said...

You aren't going to tell us about the series of flirtatious events? You piqued my curiosity now!!

jennifer said...

Awwww, sweet story. I may play along later - I still have to get caught up!

I love the story of your spark, but am even more impressed with the warm glow that emmanates from the two of you together still!

Be blessed.

Jennifer

CC said...

What an adorable picture and great story! 50!! Very impressive!

Strider said...

Great story! But who are the people in the picture? -:)

Sandy said...

Hi Nadine, I just have to comment and say I LOVE that photo!!! Very fun ...

EM said...

I so appreciate you both for showing us how important first impressions are to others! It makes so much sense now to know why your kids are so good looking :)! They look like the two of you! Love you both!

Cherrye - My Bella Vita said...

What a GREAT story. You guys met when you were 15?? Wow. You were a baby! (And, so was he. Even if he did look good in those jeans!) lol

the160acrewoods said...

you guys are so cute!!! I may have to write on mine one of these days!

and re: the shack! I've heard it's really good.. i may have to add it to my reading list too!

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness...this is great! Look at you guys! You are both adorable!

Actually, I should play along this week, since tomorrow is our wedding anniversary!

Art said...

Nice photo! :)

Jen(n) said...

I love that picture!! what a Babe... Tom's lucky he got you!!!!

Toby Parsons said...

Cute story! Wonderful outcome!

Ann(ie) said...

That is so adorable!!! I love that idea for a post. I might have to play along soon. ;)

eph2810 said...

What a wonderful photo of the two of you :)...

So - "50 - coming and going"? You are so cute...

SaraLynn said...

What a great story (and picture!)
I had never heard of this story before, but now I am intrigued!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

What a cute story! So nice that your relationship has gone the distance. I'm enjoying your blog; your husband recommended it to me--I guess he knows a good thing when he sees it!

Regards,
Lavinia

Knit-Wit said...

Cute story! I might have to play along. I have a very unusual story.

Erin said...

What a sweet story! I loved it. And what an adorable picture. You guys look so sweet : )

Damselfly said...

Looks good coming and going, hee hee! Great story. You make such a cute couple.