“We were engaged 35 years ago, but never married. Now, we are engaged again,” explained the couple sitting at the next table at the restaurant. I started talking to them when the server rolled the cooking table over with the ingredients to prepare my favorite dessert in the world, bananas foster, which is served flaming. Why not include the only other couple in the restaurant eating at 10:30PM right beside us.
“Now that’s a story. Why didn’t you marry 35 years ago?”
“Two friends of mine told me he got back together with his x-girlfriend. I came over to his house with a bat. He was drinking that night with friends and wouldn’t come outside to confront me. I wasn’t about to marry a man who was going to cheat on me. I went back home and never wanted to see him again.”
They both married other people. She was divorced in 6 years because, “I just didn’t get along with his girlfriend.” His marriage survived because he worked on a submarine and wasn’t home for long periods of time, but ultimately, it failed too.
When he was discharged from the service, he looked up his old flame. It didn’t take more than a couple of dates for them to realize they were meant to spend their lives together.
He no longer cooks for the submarine he worked on for two decades. Now, he cooks for his fiancee.
As we got up to leave, I wished them a long life together of good health and happiness. Oh, and then I asked them their names. Sharon and Tommy.