Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Date for John


My brother John was a very handsome young man in High School with many girls wanting to be his girlfriend. But these were the girls he had gone to school with all of his life, they didn't interest him.


A member of the Honors Chorus, John was chosen to sing at the Kennedy Center as part of a larger chorus composed of students from schools in the Washington, DC area. An orchestra was formed this way as well to accompany the singers. There were two oboist in the orchestra, and one of them caught John's eye.


Smiles shared from a distance, John could tell the girl was interested in him as well. Not able to directly speak to her, he asked a fellow chorus member from her school to relay to her that John wanted to take her out.


Arrangements were made through the go-between, John was to pick her up at her house at eight the following Saturday to attend her school's musical. Transportation arranged, his long-time childhood friend Mark would act as chauffeur.


The girl's house easily found, John knocked on her door eager to see her again. What a surprise to find the student had told the wrong oboist that John had a tremendous crush on her. Before John stood a girl not at all attractive wearing her braces headgear. She was ecstatic to see such a handsome boy before her. "I'm sthooo glad thooo meeth you John!" Spittle landing on John with each "T" she spoke.

 
Chauffeur Mark could not contain his joy at the situation John found himself in. He purposefully slurred his "T's" as well. "Thhis is going thooo be a greathh nighttt." Poor John was soaking wet by the end of the musical.


The evening at it's end, John nervously walked the girl to her front door. He knew she would expect a kiss. John could see Mark watching from the car. "Well, thank you for going out with me. I'm really not allowed to date yet, but my parents made an exception for this evening." He quickly kissed her metal mouth guard and turned and walked away. John would never see either girl again, but for one of them, the chance to date John was a chance to date a gentleman.

  

21 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Off to bed and got my evening chuckle...

Mrs. H said...

what a funny/lovely story!

: )

vivian said...

oh dear! but he never let on.. what a good guy. I do like your brother!
happy sunday E!
xoxo

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I don't know who to feel worse for - the poor girl with all that headgear or your brother who must have jumped in the shower as soon as he got home.

Who knows? She may have grown up to be quite the Beauty Queen!

Simply Shelley said...

Cute story and Valentines...to be sure :) Blessings

Pieceful Bits said...

priceless !!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL! How wonderful of your brother to go through with it. He probably made that girl's night. I just love your little guy holding his heart! Adorable!

Kim K. said...

Another winner! Hugs!

VintageBettys said...

Oh my! What a nice brother, such a nice guy following through with the date :)

chris mckinley said...

What a sweet and gentle brother you have! His behavior speaks to your family! Love your Valentine characters too!

chris

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Three cheers for John! :)

Patti said...

I love your brother!

HollyC said...

What an enchanting story and so polite at such a young age! A very special brother indeed!
I love your "LOVE" girls. I must make me some. I am going to work on some of your paperclay Valentine boy/girl heads. I think those are beyond adorable! They will be perfect for my tree. Percy looks so festive with his Valentine for his sweetheart. Have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see what other Valentine crafts you have instore fo us, Holly

Ina said...

Kudoos to John for being kind AND a gentleman! Great story...bet he tells it his own kids one day. ;p

Diane Mars said...

Your Brother sounds like a very fun loving guy!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Another super cute story about your brother E!
Thanks for sharing! :)
Erica

RetroSandie said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! Oh my, this was a good story Elizabeth. Poor John. But yes, what a gentleman to go through with the surprise date!!!!
XOXO

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Debby said...

Your brother was so sweet to go through with the evening. The girl had to be star struck. Wonder what happened to her. I love your "brother" stories.

Celestial Charms said...

What a sweet and funny story. Your brother really knew how to think fast on his feet! He cracks me up.
Maureen

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