Mr. B...back in the day... an 18 yr old Air Force firefighter, & later part of the Space Shuttle Rescue team.
The dry, barren landscape and leaf-less trees...so different from lush, tropical Hawaii from where Mr. B was born and raised!
I'm joining in with Mama M, for her
Valentine's Day Extravaganza week!
(I hope I can keep up with her and her fun blog hop :o)
I havent had much success with pasting the MckLinky to my posts, so if I still can't get it to work, I will be sure to have a link back to her blog... come along for a fun week.
First: here's a little back ground info
What: Meeting Mr. B
Where: Holloman AFB, NM
When: November 1980
Who: 3 of my high school girl friends, Mr. B (18yrs old) & Me(16yrs old)
It was most likely a Friday night (my dad was pretty strict, so going out with friends on a school night, didnt happen. And I was a Senior in high school, when Mr. B and I met :o)
I was at the military base bowling alley...that was the place to hang out and meet up with friends. Some friends that I was with were about to go to another friend's place, but I didnt want to go. So, they left and I stayed with a couple of my other girlfriends, one of whom had her car. "M" had come back from the barracks looking for one of her friends, but instead ran into his room-mate (Mr. B). "M" asked Mr. B if he wanted to meet some friends, and of course, "Mr. Social-man", said sure :o)
At the bowling alley, we all hopped into "M's" car and drove around. There were 4 of us girls and Mr. B. A pretty good ratio for Mr. B! Well, we found a place and got out of the car to talk... Conversation was pretty easy and we all had fun talking about whatever. (I seriously can't remember what, I was just thinking how cute he was!...probably talked about where we girls were from, about where he was from...)
We didn't stay out too long and eventually "M" drove Mr. B back to his barracks. After he got out of the car, all of us girls were in agreement... and things were said like- "OH! He is soooo cute!" "He is so FINE!" "What a Hunk!" "...like Rocky (Sylvester Stallone)!" and on and on!
Part 2 of first meeting:
I have to add this, cuz our meeting that night was just the beginning. It could have ended right there, but...
The next day, while I was bagging groceries at the commissary. (This was my after-school job and on weekends.) I saw Mr. B walk through another check out line, barely gave a nod of recognition, and went out the door. Boy, felt like all the air went out of my balloon! Oh, well...
A few minutes later, I get a call over the intercom for a phone call.
***heart starts beating in my chest!***
Mr. B: Hey, I should of said something when I was there.
Me: oh, yeah, that would have been nice.
Mr. B: Well, can I call you later at home?
Me: Sure. (Are you kidding! Of course!)
Mr. B: Ok, call you at about 9pm.
***whoo! hoo! I immediately shared that phone call with the friends that worked with me.***
...and exactly at 9pm, Mr. B called and we made plans to go to the movies... (that had to wait until the following Friday, cuz my dad's rule of not going out on a school night).
Mr. B was in the middle of watching the movie Private Benjamin, but left it to step out to the payphone to give me a call. Thank goodness, he was so prompt, cuz I was definitely waiting by the phone!
Here are a few other photos of Mr. B, aka "Handsome Hawaiian Hunk", aka My "Hubba-bubba", etc. etc.
...by his tree, taken in his barracks by his roommate...Dec 1980, before his trip back home to Hawaii for a visit.
...during one of their military fun days, in a water relay... I love his muscles ;o)
...when he was back in Hawaii, after lifting weights with his older brother.
Dec 1980, about to turn 19yrs old...Mr. B is the one without a shirt
(such a Hottie! heehee)
This photo is kinda beat up, cuz I carried it in my wallet. I finally laminated it, so I can still enjoy my sweetie's pic. He was such a babe...literally, so, so young! (I still think Mr. B is my Handsome Hubby!)
so...that's how we met...almost 29 and 1/2 years ago!
Blessings & Aloha!
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