Thursday, April 2, 2009

Without A Stitch

In honor of LBeau's birthday today, I think it's time I told the story of our first date.

In early March of 1970 I got home from my teaching job in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, to find a phone message that one of my roommates had taken. One of my friends had a friend that she wanted me to go on a blind date with. I agreed, and the date was set for that weekend.

When Larry arrived to pick me up, I learned that we would be double dating with his roommate and the roommate's girlfriend because Larry's car was in the shop. Okay with me. We were just going to a movie. What I didn't know was that it wasn't just any movie, but a Swedish flick complete with sub-titles appropriately called "Without a Stitch." X-rated, of course.

I found out later that Larry's sister Mary Katherine, who had also helped set up this blind date, read him the riot act when she found out where he had taken me. She as much as told him that I would probably never go out with him again. I guess something must have appealed to me, however, because we went out the next weekend when he hosted a birthday party for Mary Katherine, and we've been together ever since.

It's hard to believe that first date was more than 39 years ago. So Happy Birthday, LBeau, and here's to 39 more years.

Larry and I at Mary Katherine's birthday party in March, 1970.

And here we are last week in Paris.


Keetha said...

What in the world was he thinkin' to take you to such a movie as that? And on a blind date too. It's a pure t miracle that you gave him a second chance!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said..., we sure can't give them credit for thinking so glad all turned out well.
Do you ever look back at the before pictures and then at the present and wonder what ever happened to that young know I do,
Happy Birthday to Larry
You look like you had so much fun in Paris.

susan said...

Looks like it's gonna work out! What a cute couple (then and now!) Happy Birthday Larry!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

It's me again, I have 3 boy also. my oldest is 45, the middle one is 40 and the baby is 29. But it seems like just yesterday they were all so little, now they all have little ones of their the baby no children yet.

Candy said...

True love...always good to see a lasting relationship. Treasure each moment. Also enjoyed viewing the different tables, each unique and special.
Cheers, Candy

marty39 said...

Sounds like a really strange first date, but he must have been a charmer. Happy Birthday to him and congrats on so many happy years. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

Hi Kathy....Can't wait to see pictures from Paris!! I'm glad you had fun and found the French people friendly...they really are...Happy Birthday to the husband...Sue.

momma said...

what a great story!!! the first movie that my husband took me to was R-rated (and i had NEVER been to a movie theater before) and we were the only ones in there!

i'm glad you gave him a second chance :)

Bo said...

Hi Kathy...I adored this post! Just look how well it turned out...
I wish you both so amny, many more wonderful years together... ;-) Bo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Does he know how lucky he is that you even went on a second date? That picture of the two of you in the kitchen is just so cute! The picture in Paris is wonderful. Happy Birthday Kathy's husband. laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! What a cute story! But man, he was brave to take you to a nasty movie! Y'all were just as cute as can be and still are!
I've stood right there in Paris too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Joyce said...

Looks like it all worked out in spite of an 'interesting' start : )

Love your Paris pic...will you be posting more pictures from your trip?

Happy Birthday to your hubs!

Valerie said...

Hi Kathy! So glad that you are back! I've missed your posts!

What an adorable couple you made back in March 1970! You're both still pretty cute today! What a delightful story...thanks for sharing!

Chris and I were also set up on a blind date...we've only been married 15 years, (but longer than most of our friends...eeeek!), but you and I both seem to be proof positive that blind dates do work!

I can't believe that he would take you to see a "risque" movie on your fist date, but then again, I can't believe that Chris asked me out for a 2nd date either...I got my own dates mixed up and didn't realize I was meeting him the night I threw my hair in a ponytail and put on a Detroit Pistons sweatshirt!!!

Can't wait to read thru your Paris postings,