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Our Love Story PART 1

My granddaughters asked me one day "Grammy, how did you date Going to an all girl school Wasn't it pretty hard for you?" They were at that dating age And figured they could trap me I just told them with a smile I knew were I was going all the while I stayed in school And got my teaching job Near the H bar T spread On Nebraska sod The land lady invited the cowboy From up the valley one eve To come down for a little supper And meet the new lady who was going to teach We spent the evening playing double solitaire An when he got ready to leave I asked him, " Please Can you put my saddle in the barn for me?" Sunday found me busy at work Getting ready for school to start He stopped by and wanted to know If to the roping club with him I'd go I did go and from that day on Wednesday night, Friday night, Saturday And Sunday's were our days, Work permitting. He had been on his own since he was fifteen And took special pride in his work Sometimes in the evening if he had the time You just might find us on the phone line Thanksgiving rolled around And I went to Kansas to see my folks And he went Wyoming to look at a ranch On the way back he stopped by my place I walked him to the car when he was ready to leave And I told him, "I'm going to a wedding On June Nineteenth." He just looks at me and says "If I'm supposed to be there just let me know" I did He did come And we were forty seven years and two weeks As one When I got finished telling the granddaughters Their mouths were open in shock Grammy did you really do that I said Yep An that's how you Came about. I told Billy about the girls and me And he replied with a grin "You know you're right I never did ask you to marry me." When Billy looks down on me from above I kiss my wedding band with love For on our wedding bands you'll find The stars and the moon for all time

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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