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Friday, February 14, 2014

How We Met: A Story for Valentine's Day by Carol Markel


How We Met: A Story for Valentine's Day by Carol Markel http://femmeetfleur.blogspot.com/

The year was 1962. I was 18 and a freshman at Elmira College. Richard was 29 and a new instructor of art at Elmira. The college held a convocation to introduce the faculty to the students -- an auditorium full of women. This was a college for women only. The faculty was arrayed on the stage, resplendent in their academic robes and mortar boards. The president of Elmira, a one J. Ralph Murray, introduced each teacher starting with full professors and continuing to instructors seated in the back row. Each would stand upon hearing his name. J. Ralph came to Richard. He stood. Tall, reed-thin, handsome, sandy, blond hair -- a skinny Gregory Peck. The women applauded. A collective swoon swept the theater.

Carol and Richard on their wedding day
Cupid, hovering above me, shot an arrow which sailed right through my heart. When the convocation was over, I ran down the aisle to where the Dean of Students was sitting. Breathlessly, I inquired, "Is it too late to sign up for an art class?" I had planned to major in English.
52 years later. Richard and I are celebrating Valentine's Day in Naples, Florida, We are sharing a creative life -- the only kind we can live. Cupid was right. There is still a lot of love and laughter in our lives.

20 comments:

Jean R. said...


Sweet story! Thanks for sharing it in your blog.

Forest City Fashionista said...

That was lovely - perfect for Valentine's Day! I hope that Richard and Carol have many more happy years together.

Idiosyncratic Fashionistas said...

OMG! How positively romantic. And how gorgeous they both are and were!
Jean & Valerie

Jude Butterfly said...

They fell in love because they mirror each other. They look like brother and sister. It's a phenomenon that people fall in love with people that look like themselves. Not always true of course,but more times than not. It's extremely interesting to observe.

tracy said...

precious

Anonymous said...

Hermosa historia de verdadero amor !!! Gracias por compartirla. Rosana from Ushuaia, Argentina

lei said...

What a lovely love story. Made me smile and my heart happy.

Pattyskypants said...

You both chose well! Have a happy day!

Shayna Prentice said...

Simply brilliant !!! Thank you for sharing~

June said...

Thank you for this delightful story. Your photos are gorgeous.

on gala said...

Lovely story!!!!

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Terra said...

Sweet love story, and nice how you met lo those many years ago.

Game Vui said...

Thank for this sweet story !

Dee D said...

Oh my, what a beautiful story... so sweet.

Evelina Edens said...

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Fishing Rod Holders said...

Great post. Its really sweet love story. Thanks for your nice post.

Monika Faulkner said...

Beautiful story...beautiful couple (then AND now!!)

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That's Not My Age said...

That is such a fantastic story! I've met Carole and Richard and they are beautiful people.

shibha said...

such a sweet and loving love story it

The Style Crone said...

Carol and Richard are a constant inspiration in many ways. A beautiful and colorful love story!

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