Monday, September 4, 2006


That September night
was like any other
or was it…
It was my senior year in high school,
after the first football game of the season
riding back from the away game
with fellow cheerleaders.
The excitement of the game
still running pretty high
when we came upon that car
with Atlanta plates
and two guys.
What harm would it be
just to wave?
They waved back
Giggles all around
Next thing you know
they stopped next to us
at the school
and came over
and introduced themselves
and offered to meet us in town
and buy us a coke
They definitely weren't
from around here
No country boys
would have such manners
And so it began
that fateful night
so long ago
the night we met
September 4, 1971
Has it really
been 35 years?

Destiny's a pretty big concept, when you think about it. Where you are in life, how you got there, what would have happened if one thing or another had been different. ~Mr. Destiny.

I'm George, George McFly. I'm your density. I mean... your destiny. ~Back to the Future

Life is like a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get. ~Forrest Gump


Motherkitty said...

What a sweet story. Wish you had a picture, but your description says it all. Fate, one second sooner or later, and what would your life have been.

Congratulations on waving to Mr. Right. You never know, do you?

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Destiny is something that I believe in and like Motherkitty said...your story is sweet story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

TUFFENUF said...

Scary to think about that even 5 minutes one way or the other that you would have never met. That is a wonderful story.

Finn said...

It's such a sweet memory Susan, I love it!! Thank you for sharing that with us. Restores a persons faith that "no doubt, the Universe if unfolding as it should", and I don't know who said, maybe you do...*VBS*

If Mr. Right was to be your destiny and's hard to imagine it NOT having happened one way or another. Change any one thing and you change the outcome. Hugs, Finn