Monday, May 10, 2010

Love at first sight (not site)

Once upon a time, long before the Internet, there were dating services.

I signed up; so did Ralph. No, they weren't lonely hearts clubs; it was just a way to meet people that supposedly had similar interests, education, and the like.

It was a lot of fun, opening the mail and getting names of guys who were potential dates. I met more people than I wish to reveal here!
I was on my second dating service when I met Ralph in 1985. We agreed to meet at a restaurant. I actually was there before him. He was so angry with himself that he was five minutes late!

We hit it off on the first date..he did most of the talking (nothing has changed) and I liked the way he told me all about his family and his life. I knew then how important family is to him!

Well, we tied the knot on May 10, 1986...and today we celebrate 24 years of marriage.

That sounds like a long time, but as we know, time flies when you're having fun.
I think we're having fun. I keep asking Ralph if we are, and he always says yes.


concretenprimroses said...

Dh and I will celebrate our 21st this year in June.

April Braswell said...

Hi Patti and Ralph,

Well Happy Anniversary to you, two. Yes, I remember the (cough, cough) older days of personal ads before everything was done with internet dating. Remember when you would have to mail actual physical photographs of yourselves to each other? Sometimes I think and that very early days of cyber-dating were more romantic when it really was a "blind date."

Mazel tov to you two :-)

Happy Dating and Relationships,

April Braswell

EG Wow said...

Happy anniversary, Patti. It's so nice to hear that your blind date turned out so well! And you're still having fun!

Carletta said...

I saw the pics on Ralph's - you two looked so happy from the start.
Happy Anniversary!

Robin said...

I love the way you both blogged your memories for your anniversary.

Wishing you a very happy one and many more to come!

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Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Happy Anniversary to you both

nonizamboni said...

Oh congrats! and happy day to you both. A lovely back story and impressive amount of years -- they do fly by but even faster if you're happy!
p.s. Love the pinks in your Ruby Tuesday post.

ellen b. said...

24 years is a good thing to celebrate! Congratulations on this milestone!!

JunieRose2005 said...

Congratulations! I love the story!! :)


Barb said...

Happy Anniversary. Sorry to be a day late, but perhaps that means you can celbrate again!

I love a Happy Ending, or depending on how you look at it, a Happy Beginning!