I was eating breakfast with one of our mutual friends...Rusty George in the OCC cafeteria. Rusty says "if Matt was to ask you out....what would you say?" To say the least...I was shocked by this question. (kinda like in school when you got a note that said...check yes or no...LOL) Matt & I had been friends for a long time...but as you know...I had a secret crush the WHOLE time. My response to Rusty..."I'm not sure...that might be weird since we are such good friends....I would hate to mess that up." So that was my answer...oh for a couple of hours that is...Rusty & I had class together that same day....and I told him..."I've changed my mind...tell him yes." See Matt was/is a shy kinda guy...especially around girls, so he needed to make sure it was a go before he approached me. Hehe!
Now...the next day at breakfast...here comes Matt...he sits down...and says..."So I hear Rusty talked to you"...Me: Yep. He proceeds to ask me out and I of course said....Yes. We were 20 years old. So young!
He picks me up in his sweet maroon Cougar! :) We ate at Club 609...a really nice restaurant in Joplin....especially for a cheap man like Matt T. We had a excellent time together. He is such a sweet guy and that smile is a killer. He was a gentleman...no kissing or anything like that! One thing I distinctly remember is our conversation as we drove up the hill at OCC...passing Williamson Hall....almost to my dorm...Goodman Hall...Matt: I'm not looking for anything serious, Me: oh me neither. We agreed to keep it simple and continue to be friends. Well...that was in October....we were engaged in February...married in June...I guess we were looking for something serious after all...it will be 17 years in June.
Tell me about your first date with your spouse?
p.s. We named our first dog after Rusty...:)