If his name had been Smith . . .


. . . they might not be married now.

Apparently, it wasn’t love at first sight.

They worked at the same place and he asked her out on Friday for a date on Saturday night.

She said yes, but that evening she had second thoughts.  She decided to call him and cancel.  But, when she started trying to look him up in the phone book, she couldn’t remember how to spell his long last name.

He picked her up the next night and they had a great time.

A year later they were married.

They have had a long and happy marriage, with two married sons and four grandchildren.

And they love to tell the story about how they are married because she couldn’t spell his last name.

14 Responses to If his name had been Smith . . .

  1. cathy says:

    awwwww….sweet! I love stories like this!

  2. Maddy says:

    A lovely tale indeed. You just never can tell what’s in store for you. [or me for that matter] and now I’m….done, [not to blot your blog with the ‘F’ word 🙂 ]

  3. Sandra says:

    Just a note to others reading Maddy’s comment. I wouldn’t want you to think badly of Maddy, so thought I would explain what she and I are talking about as the “F” word.

    She did a post talking about suggesting to her children that they use the word “finished” instead of “done” as in, “I am finished.” instead of “I am done.” But, when one of her sons still said “done” another young son yelled, “Noooo, you’re supposed to use the F word!” Too cute.

  4. Sandra says:

    Cathy — It’s usually him who tells this story. And it’s always fun to hear, because they are a great couple!

    Maddy — Hope you don’t mind me explaining your “f” word comment. I just didn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea about a sweet person like you. 🙂

  5. lynn says:

    What a great story, Sandra. It’s always amazing to me the “coincidences” that bring two people together.

  6. Sandra says:

    Lynn — Me too! 🙂

  7. Chrissy says:

    neat story! you just never know!
    BTW, I love the “f” word story!
    you got a two-fer-one!!!

  8. Sandra says:

    Chrissy — Glad you enjoyed both mine and Maddy’s stories! 🙂

  9. Hilary says:

    That’s very sweet. Simple and touching. You never fail to write an interesting post. 🙂

  10. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Hilary. It was easy this time because I’m just the “messenger” — it’s a story I’ve heard from them many times! 🙂

  11. carlahoag says:

    Great story. Back before the internet and doctor reviews, etc. I used to choose a new doctor by their unusual names. And you know, they were never worse than the ones I got by word-of-mouth.

  12. Sandra says:

    Carla — Hmmm. Good point. In fact, they might have to actually be BETTER than the word-of-mouth guys, because maybe they had more trouble getting patients? I’d never thought of how much of a problem that might be.

  13. Beth says:

    What a very sweet story! Sometimes you do get a second chance to make a first impression. 🙂

  14. Sandra says:

    Beth — Especially, if you have a name that’s hard to spell! 🙂

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