Many, many, years ago Anne and I went to the same primary school at Shorncliffe. I knew of her but didn’t know her, as she was much older than I, being in the class above. We also lived in adjacent suburbs, only about 1.5kms away. We attended the same church, but she was in a different Sunday school class, as she was much, much older than I. So I didn’t really acknowledge her, after all she was a girl.
However once we were older and in youth group and then young adults, well… I sure noticed her, but she didn’t notice me because I was much, much younger than her. I thought Anne was the most beautiful creature on earth, however why would she be interested in me I was a Junior Forestry Trainee with a clapped out Datsun 1600 and she was going out with many many older guys from Young adults who all had promising careers, with great big beautiful cars…or so it seemed to me!
Then one weekend, we all went to a church camp, and at that camp we had a disco at night.
Well my best mate, his sister happened to be Anne, and I said to him shyly, “Hey mate, do you think I could ask Anne up for a dance?” He laughed and said, “Don’t ask me, go ask her.” So I plucked up the courage, because she really was so much more sophisticated than I and older (one year) and so I swallowed hard and asked her to dance. She said YES what a surprise! Well, as soon as we got up to dance, unbeknownst to me, one of my mates put on a slow romantic waltz and so, once I got this beautiful young woman in my arms, the rest is history.
This month we have been married for 45 years. I must say, my beautiful Annie is “my Special Angel sent from God above.”
That’s how we met!
Keith & Anne
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