How We Met — a GenFab post
Rick and I met in 1989 when I interviewed him for a job — he got it!
He wanted to move back to Missouri from Wisconsin to be near his mom after his dad was killed in an accident. Since he hadn’t told his current employer that he was on a job hunt, the small computer firm where I worked arranged a Saturday interview, filling the slate with whoever was willing to come in and talk to a potential new hire.
I was newly separated, living alone in an apartment within walking distance of the office. It wasn’t unusual for me to come in to work on a Saturday, anyway. I dressed more professionally than normal for a Saturday, determined that this interview would be part of a program I was instituting for myself to concentrate on my career now that my marriage had failed.
And, then, Rick walked in my cubicle. I thought he was so cute! I got all flustered and talked too fast and ran through my questions for him so quickly that I ran out before we were half way through the time allotted. I ended up giving him a tour of the office just to kill some time before his next appointment.
Somehow, he liked me anyway. He got the job in the spring, started staying at my apartment a couple of months later, and invited me to move into his house when he bought it in the fall.
Since it’s Christmas time, I thought I would share a couple of photos from our first Christmas season. Rick was strictly a “real tree” guy, but I have allergies, so he got to put together his first artificial tree. And, then we did it again at my parent’s house.
Two years later, we had a Christmas-themed wedding. This week, we celebrate our 21st anniversary.
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How sweet & congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! I liked how you described rushing through your interview. And the photos are great!
Happy 21st Anniversary! Wonderful story. And yes – he IS cute. I so enjoy a Christmastime/winter wedding.
Sweet! This is then an extra special time of year for you!
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What a nice story! Curious: did your relationship cause any issues at the office? Things were different in those days.
Not really — it was a small technology company so we liked to think of ourselves as cutting edge in all ways, including a high tolerance for office romance and other high jinx.
Those are some blue eyes! What a cute couple you make.
21 years – congrats!!
That’s wonderfully romantic! Happy Anniversary. May you have many more!
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Such a sweet story, Joy! Happy anniversary!
Annnnd….you’re still the boss?
I’m betting due to the 21 years (happy anniversary!) you’ve worked out an egalitarian way of doing things.
He is cute!
Oh how lovely! Happy anniversary to you!
Awww… what a sweet, lovely story. Happy Anniversary, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!
Love these stories of meeting by chance. Happy Anniversary!
Happy anniversary! You’re a lucky girl in more ways than one! That your soon to be husband was willing to decorate more than one tree a year shows his commitment! LOL.
Wonderful heartwarming story!
Great story! Happy anniversary, and many many more!
What a sweet story!
I love learning more about you through these posts! Happy anniversary.
Happy Anniversary! I also wanted to invite you to click over to my blog and enter the Ireland Challenge giveaway.
Enjoyed the story–AND the pictures. Fun!
Aw, so sweet. I remember the feeling of running out of things to say…lol. Bet he thought you were cute too! 🙂
Awww – very cute (and interesting) story. Congratulations on your upcoming 21st anniversary 🙂
Joy, Isn’t it amazing how we get so flustered when we first meet the one we’re going to love? Something in our bodies know before our brain does! Happy Anniversary! I bet so many memories come flooding back when you put up and decorate your tree!
I think I would have either run through the questions too fast or said what questions? Those blue eyes are just too distracting! Thanks for sharing this blog hop and your stories. Jane Ann, thank you for inspiring us down this path. And thank you, Joy, for giving me an excuse to take another blog hop. Just memoir pieces right?