Thursday, February 13, 2020

My Valentine

Autos of beauty

  There was a song, 'Fun until daddy took the T-Bird away!' If I had this it would be my gift to my Valentine.

For today:

I was 14/15, that was about 1954, I saw her for the first time. She was just the right size, beautiful, a cute smile and a long brunette pony tail wearing a long skirt with crinoline slips holding it out. She was ahead of me going into church. Oh, she also had beautiful ankles in Bobbie sox.
                 (She could blow bubbles!)
She was an older girl, so I could not be interested, but I filed those ‘ankles’ away in my brain, ‘I know that girl must have ‘Betty Grable’ legs.’ 

A couple years later, at 16, I did ask that 17 year old girl for a date, the sweetie said YES. I was such a fine gentleman she let me kiss her on the first date. I had just gotten my driver’s license and could use dad’s car to haul people to church. Dad bought me a 1948 Chevy Convertible. I was cool as a cucumber.

The song ‘Seventeen’ by Boyd Bennet was popular that year:
. Seventeen, seventeen
Cool and solid seventeen
Young enough to dance and sing
Old enough to get that swing
Passed sixteen, just been kissed
Graduated and got that twist
The kind of love I can't resist
At seventeen
Now, sloppy shirt, old blue jeans
Dirty shoes, by all means
Patch of blonde, peroxide hair
Jukebox, baby, ain't no square
Seventeen, hot rod queen
Cutest girl you've ever seen
Tell the world I'm really keen
On my hepcat doll of seventeen
Yep I asked her to marry me and She said YES! We were married September 22, 1956 about 64 years ago, She is still the ‘Cutest Girl you’ve ever seen.’ And ah ha, I pulled that filed memory out about her legs, “YEP, Betty Grable LEGS!
And she is MY Valentine.
Nite Shipslog                        
 Her idea of fun was to hike the Appalachian Trail, well I followed her over 1850 miles of it. Yep The girl is tough!


Lisa said...

What a sweet little post about your Valentine. She was and still is so pretty. You did good Jack.

Happy Valentines Day

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful post - you two are so blessed and lucky!
Happy Valentine's Day

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You've got the sweetest Valentine ever! You both are my vavorwtie couple so I'm sending you wishes for a Happy Valentines Day!

betty said...

Happy Valentine's Day Sherry and Jack!! Sherry is indeed a sweetheart and a wonderful Valentine for you Jack!! And an adventurer too!


bobbie said...

The two of you are so sweet together!! Happy
Valentine's Day!


What a wonderful love story. Happy Valentine's Day you two. ENJOY!

Mevely317 said...

You two are so stinkin' cute … I love your Love Story!
BTW, Sherry. I like that you like hose/nylons, too. My feet still feel strange without them. :)

Woody said...

Happy Valentines Day you 2, Hope it was a good one ! - 17 Below this Morning !!!!! sending down Hugs and Prayers ! Gary & Anna Mae

yaya said...

A post filled with love and memories on this Valentine's Day! I hope you both had a great day...she's a beauty and you're a very lucky man!