I had just finished working at Huston's Restaurant at the other end of town and in walks Abe. He was home on leave visiting his ill Father. That was the first I had seen him in about three years. I had lost track of him. At one time he was my current boyfriend's best friend. My current boyfriend who I had liked from the 8th. grade was in the Air Force and before he left, he thought we both should date others. You see I assumed we would get married as soon as I graduated, I was in my Senior year. And as far as dating others, I found out later, he had been doing that all along. He would take me home, and then go meet some other girl that was allowed to stay out later.
So when Abe asked if he could drive my girl-friend and me home, we said yes. Since my girl-friend's house was the first stop, and she was already engaged, I was the next stop. I often tease Abe and asked him, what if I had been the first stop and what if she hadn't been engaged would he have asked her out? He says he would have still asked me out.
Also while I think about it, another girl in my Senior class had received a note from him, he was with a bunch of guys from Gordon at a place called Toby's Drive-In at Greenville, so he sent a note on the back of a waitress order pad sheet with a boy that was in our class. She and I had been friends (not close friends, but friends) all through high school. She was one of those girls that developed (body wise) quite early. When we were in the 8th. grade she was wearing bra's and I'm sure it was at least a "B" cup, I was still going braless I had nothing to put into a cup. LOL. Abe was a sophomore, he would write her notes. He had a crush on her. She showed me the current note, he was asking her if she would like to go on a date with him. At the time she was dating this one particular fellow and was expecting to receive a diamond. I told her, what ever she did was up to her, but if she truly loved this guy she was expecting a diamond from, she might want to think twice about accepting Abe's invitation. Because I was sure if her current (soon to be engaged) boyfriend found out about it, he might drop her like a hot potato. Little did I know a week later I would run into him.
By the way, my friend and her husband had (I think) three children and then divorced. She married one more time, and that also ended in a divorce. I have lost track of her, have no idea where she is or what she is doing. Last time I saw her was at our 20th. class reunion
When we got to my house Abe asked me if I would like to ride up to Greenville. Since it was a Saturday night and early, I said sure why not. Greenville was a hopping town on Saturday nights. LOL We had a circle we could cruise around and all the kids seemed to do that. I wonder now why, but back then it was just some safe fun.
Then he took me home and asked if I would like to go out to the movies the next night. Battle Cry was on, so I again said sure, why not. LOL The rest is history. Because on April 1st. Abe gave me a diamond.
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