Once upon a time, lets say...twenty years ago (April 27, 1992)....
There was this boy and this girl.
They went on a trip with some of their classmates from their respective schools.
There were about three hundred high school students from around the state of...lets say Michigan....that gathered at this hotel for a conference.
The organizers of the event led several groups in various icebreaker games in which forty or so participants were required to form a large circle.
The object of the game was to help the students meet each other.
One student was chosen to begin the game and that person would look carefully around to pick another boy/girl out; they were required to go up to this individual to say the phrase,
"Hey baby, I love you. Would you smile for me?"If the participant broke into a smile they 'lost' and had to go into the middle of the circle and do this task to another person.
This boy, picked this particular girl, out of a crowd of many, many girls (the ratio was something like 1:5 in the boys favor).
A really big smile.
The boy smiled back.
Yup. She was smitten.
Lunch was next on the agenda for this conference.
The students were supposed to be arranged at tables based on the months of their birthdays.
While the tables were being assigned, the boy said to his best friend (we'll say his name is Sean)
"If that girl's birthday is in May, I am going to marry her."As fate would have it they did NOT get to have lunch together that afternoon.
The boy was too far back in the line.
However, the boy and the girl do share the same birthstone after all.
He met up with her somehow during that lunch hour.
Then the boy and the girl spent many, many hours together in those very few days.
The girl had to leave. To go back to her hometown.
When this boy went back to his hometown many miles away he found that he had trouble eating and sleeping.
He was lovestruck.
So gaga, head-over-heels-in-love, he told his momma that he had met the girl he was going to marry someday.....
To Be Continued....