For the BLOG VILLAGE Goes Gonzo Carnival, it is required that each participant write an article that follows a predetermined theme. The 1st BLOG VILLAGE Goes Gonzo Carnival theme is "About the Family".
About my family, let's see...My name is Janey Loree Fisher, I am the oldest of two children born to George and Phyllis Fisher. My parents met while stationed in San Antonio, Texas at Fort Sam Houston. That's right, they were both in the Army. My father was an MP and had to guard a female prisoner in the same building where my mother was performing some of her duties. When she noticed my father was watching her and winked at her, she stuck her tongue out at him and walked away. (Spitfire!)
In the next scene, you will find my mother's roommate diligently trying to get my mother to go on a double date with her. Nothing doing. Momma hated double dates, they always turned out wrong. As her roommate picked out her clothes, my mother kept saying she didn't want to go. Finally, Momma succumbed to her roommates ernest entreaties that she needed her to go along for moral support.
As they were about ready for the guys to show up, a beautiful Salmon colored 1956 Chevy convertible pulled up in front of their dorm. The guys jumped out, put the top down and were just snapping the last snap when they heard, "Up with the top or I'm not going!" Sure enough, it was the spitfire.
By the time the girls came down stairs, the convertible top was back up. As my dad helped my mother into the front seat, she noticed that he was the same MP that had winked at her earlier that week. Ugh! When he got in behind the wheel,after helping her into the front seat, she noticed his double jointed thumb resting on his knee as he pulled out from the curb. It was shaking!
They went to a hamburger joint in New Brunsfels for the next 56 days. If you looked in the window you would be able to see them sitting there while my dad sang to my mother. After 56 days they got married and will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2009!
Side Note: My mother painted "The Mountain Lake" picture in the background!