In our course through life we shall meet the people who are coming to meet us, from many strange places and by many strange roads ...

22 Sep 2007

This is a gem that I found lying around on my old website back from the early 1990's. It's a short description of how Luann and I originally met and fell in love.
I was living on the dorms on campus, and in the next building lived a girl named Luann. Anyway, the first week of school, we were asked to teach a sunday-school lesson together. That's how we initially made contact. Needless to say, the lesson was a disaster. Neither of us really wanted to do it, but hey, no skin off our backs.

As you may have guessed, nothing came of that meeting. Although i did learn an important fact: she had a car. Don't worry, this comes into play later.

For the next few weeks, life went on as normal. Occasionally i'd see Luann in the parking lot, or walking around campus and would say hi. But one day, as i was visiting my parents, my car up and died. Yes, it was my fault - no oil caused a rod to go through the block. But that's besides the point. After this, i had no car, and certainly not enough money to get a new car. :( Not long after that, my cupboard became very barren, and it was painfully obvious that i would need to leech a ride off someone to the grocery store. Well, there was always my roommates, but, i remembered that Luann had a car! And who wouldn't rather go to the store with a girl? So...

This is where the story gets interesting.

I call her up (remember, i have her number from when we taught the lesson together) and explain that i'm out of food and wonder if she'd be willing to take me to the store. Well... it turns out that her car was in the shop that day because it had broken down! Oh, fate! As i was about to hang up and try my roommate, she says "Why don't you come over and i'll cook you dinner, then tomorrow when i get my car, i'll take you to the store." (no, it's not an exact quote, but fairly close).

I go over (of course), and she and her roommates cook this great fantastic meal for me!! I can't remember what it was, but i was impressed. During dinner, there was the greatest comment made. One of her roommates, in true roommate style tried to embarrass her by saying "Ooooh, score one for Luann." I smiled, and we finished dinner...

Well, it turns out that our ward is having a dance that evening. I was going to turn her down, but thought i should be nice since she just cooked me dinner and was taking me to the store later. :) It turns out that the dance was a country dance. I danced with every girl in the ward, and flirted like i always do, but was drawn back to Luann each time.

This was in October. After a few dates i got the best kiss of my life during a startrek episode!! (best up to that point). After dating for 2 months, we were up in Salt Lake going to a laser-show at the planetarium when her stupid car overheated! (this car had more problems...) So...

We pull over in a gas station parking lot to let the car cool off, and while we're sitting there she said "so, ya going to ask me to marry you?" Well, i had been pondering this for a few days, and said "ok, so will you marry me?" Of course, the answer was yes, the laser-show was great, and we got married 4 months later.