Wednesday, April 06, 2011

A-Z: Eugene

Who else could I use for the letter "E" but Eugene, my husband?

I met Eugene when we were college sophomores. I knew his roommate through chemistry class, and through him I met Eugene and several other college friends I still keep in touch with. I'd go to their dorm for late-night card games, and Eugene would walk me back home. We used to have three-hour phone conversations; good thing dorm-to-dorm calls were free. He got the nickname "eugenol" from a chemical found in cloves. One time, to get back at him for not responding to my puns, I hid cloves everywhere in his dorm room. He saved some of them and put them on my birthday cake.

Less than a week after that, after talking in the dorm hallway all night, Eugene asked me to go out with him. I gave him a definite "maybe."

It took another fourteen years, many of them long-distance, before Eugene proposed to me. (It was at Cloudgate, or "The Bean" in Chicago, after we'd seen Spamalot and had dinner at the Berghoff.) I made him wait for his answer, and it was a pretty definite one. ;)

We joke sometimes that no one else would have taken either of us, but that's OK. I think we suit each other just fine.

16 comments:

Trisha said...

Great story! That is a long time to wait, but I think it's great - meant you were both sure! :)

mooderino said...

14 years is a hell of a courtship. Glad you both sorted it out (eventually).
regards
mood
Moody Writing

Empty Nest Insider said...

What a sweet story. It sounds like you were both worth waiting for. Julie

Bz said...

oh my, what a sweet story :) Thank you for sharing this! :)
Nice to meet you through the challenge :) I hope to see you around!

L.G.Smith said...

Fourteen years? Wow. Sweet story.

Monti said...

Nice story, long courtship! Thanks for sharing.

Monti
http://marymontaguesikes.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

Oh I love those how we met stories.

GigglesandGuns said...

You must suit each other if you waited 14 years. ;0)

Eric said...

That is an awesome story. You're probably right though; you two were meant to be together, which is why the universe made sure you were both available at the same time :)

Thanks for sharing this, Sandra.

Summer Ross said...

aww what a sweet6 and sassy story- making him wait- LOL great post

Samuel said...

that is a rather wonderful story, quite sweet

Kris Yankee said...

Fellow A to Z'er stopping by to say hello. I thought it took my husband a long time to propose (5 yrs), but yours was way longer!

Belle Wong said...

What a wonderful post - loved reading about how you and your husband met and started going out.

Cindy said...

Sweet :)

Tamara McRill said...

Sweet (and salty) how-we-met story. :)

AshR said...

Fourteen years? That's admirable. Great story!

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