I’ve an idea and I’m wondering if any of you would be interested? It was triggered by a conversation I had with a friend of mine online, and during it she mentioned meeting her now husband in the US in Gaelic Park. She spoke of the early moments of their encounter and their subsequent marriage. They’ve been together quite some time now, reared a family and lived their lives in the US. All from a moment shared many years ago. A moment that could quite easily have passed her by.
It reminded me, of how a spur of the moment decision led to my meeting ‘yer man’, and to over thirty years of ups and downs that we’ve shared since. It also reminded me of some of the elderly people I nursed, who spoke of regrets for letting someone go many years previously, or for choosing to remain to look after an elderly parent who was less than tolerant of sharing them with another.
So my request is, would you like to tell me your story? How did you meet? Was it love at first sight or long and blind? Did it all work out, or was it a love you can never forget but came to nothing?
I’m not sure about you, but I find nothing so fascinating as real life, and love perhaps the most interesting story of all. If you wish to remain anonymous that is no problem, otherwise I’m happy to share your blog and social media links here. Your story is your own so posting the same story on your own blog is not an issue. Equally if you are not a reader with no blog, I’d still love to hear your story or if you’ve already posted it on your blog but would be happy to repost it here I’d love to have it.
Depending on whether anyone is interested I was thinking of posting the stories perhaps one a week, maybe at the weekend?
To set us all off I’ll get my act together and begin with my own. Hopefully tomorrow. Mmm now I must try to dust off those memories, put on my rose tinted glasses and go back to those early days of love and excitement.
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25 thoughts on “Have you a story to tell?”
I already posted mine a while ago 🙂 https://scvincent.com/2013/02/13/once-upon-a-time-in-paris/
I’ll go have a read. I just added an update, prompted by yourself, that I’m happy to feature previously published stories too, so if you’d like to send it in I’d love to include it.
My pleasure… I’ll get it on its way 🙂
Thank you. That’s great. Thanks so much. I’m delighted to have you on board.
My pleasure, Tric 🙂
Have you ever read Elizabeth Bowen’s The House in Paris, Tric?
No I haven’t.
Your comment about the older parent intolerant of sharing brought it to mind…a great read – she was a brilliant observer of real life
Sounds like a book Id enjoy. Thanks a mil.
You’re welcome – hope it’s still in print….
I remember laughing at your story, tric. Seem to recall him pissing you off at first. Those are always the most intense of loves 🙂 I’ll forward you a few links the evolution and hatching of my fella & me. I’m a sucker for these tales hence why First Dates has superseded Come Dine With Me for trash tv viewing.
Haha. Some things never change he’s still pissing me off regularly 😄
Yea I’d loved to read your evolution. Thanks.
I’m very interested in reading other people’s stories (because I’m nosy that way). My own story is a bit on the dull side.
I’d prefer to think I’m interested, not at all nosy! 🙂
As for your story being dull, many is the time a dull story makes a great read, it’s all in the telling and you Bun are a master at the telling! Just think there’d be no sitting waiting for illumination for a post.
My mum has a lot of great sayings one of which she uses when one of us tell a story about something that happened, which we may or may not have highly embellished, she says “There’s hair on that tale” I love it’s play on words and the meaning behind it. I’m not saying your story needs ‘hair’ of course.
oh, I’m going to love this series. unfortunately, mine won’t work right now, as we broke up just before i left for ireland. on to the next adventure )
Oh dear. Sorry about that Beth, but you never know what tomorrow may bring.
I’m looking forward to this series!!!
I hope people send in their stories. I’ve a couple in already and having read them, you will not be disappointed.
Tric I am looking forward to the series as well but I don’t have a beau at this time so I won’t be telling no story but I’ll be looking forward to the others. LOL
No problem at all. I’m really looking forward to it too. Hopefully there are a few with a beau, or a past beau they wish to share.
I could probably share Carl but let me think about it he has been gone 4 years and I still miss him every day..
Oh sounds interesting. Don’t be under any pressure though. You know where I am.
Love comes in all different forms and doesn’t always have the ending we’d wish to read.
Yes this is so true…my friend so very true
This sounds like a fun idea! I’m a singleton so can’t contribute but look forward to being inspired!
I think I may have a large majority of readers and perhaps not a lot of writers!