9:15 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy
I mentioned that we have been married for two years ( look at the wedding pic, am I lucky or what!) and we have been together since 2002. What is interesting though, is that I actually met her for the first time in 1983!!! We were in the same grade one class at Woodbine Elementary school. Becky moved away in Grade 4 and I never saw her again until fate brought us back together in 2002.
We met again at our mutual friend's wedding on 09/1/2002. After a few hours of trying to win her attention, I kind of freaked her out when I finally realized that I remembered her from Grade 1, twenty years before. People that know me will attest that I have a photographic memory so this was not out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, she laughed and confirmed that she did not remember me. ( I still tease her that she likely had the biggest Grade 1 crush on me, but would not admit it....lol.)
( 11/5/2009-As requested by And Then There Were Three, I have attached the original coaster and the ring!)
I wanted the proposal to be memorable, so I figured out a keen plan. I called the principal of Woodbine Elementary (where we went to school in Grade 1) and arranged to get access to the same classroom we shared in 1983. As school was just about to start for the fall, the only person in the school was the custodian ( who was the exact same gent that worked there when I went to this school 20 years before..!) who let me in as per the arrangement. I told Becky that I had to "drop off some papers" to the principal, who was a "client" of my office. ( I know, I had to lie...but she would have thought something was up!) I came back out and told her that the custodian said we could look around, and having not been in the school for many years, she agreed it would be fun. After a brief tour, I finally got to our original classroom and I proposed!
The surprise worked....she said yes!