Friday, August 30, 2013

this day

this day in history

this day a year ago we were in South Dakota

this day two years ago we were packing for Key West - 5 months in paradise!

Tonight is the opening football game of the season for our local high school, Gilmer versus Fannin, which reminds me of that fateful night in 1971…

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 42 years?

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

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