Saturday, March 7, 2009

George and Allene

Here is a little story from our history.
When I was dating Phil he had a black, 1954 Ford which he was very proud of...and which had extemely loud, way cool pipes that I could hear coming at least four blocks away. I have no idea why he was never stopped for disturbing the peace; maybe the law liked the sound of them too.
Anyway, he had a small, stuffed bulldog that sat on the dash. It kept falling off, so I told him if he got a magnet I would sew it on the feet. This he did and, after sewing on the magnet, it stayed put quite nicely. We decide to name him George because it was Phil's first name and he has never been at all fond of it.
When we were on our honeymoon we stopped in a small town and had breakfast. There we saw a little dog that looked like a good mate for George. We named her Allene, because it was my middle name. They are still together...after all these years.

6 comments:

Urie's said...

I love this story. Its great to see the towo are still together.

Teresa said...

I don't remember hearing this story before....so glad it's finally recorded. I loved it!

Team Harris said...

That is really, really impressive! They really do look like mates. What a great story!

Anonymous said...

That's a nice story. It reminds me of our first date. We were at a store killing time before we saw a movie. I saw a stuffed monkey and called him George. Ken looked at me and said, "How did you know my first name?" (He doesn't like George either). It was rather humerous because he was so shocked that I "knew" his first name. Happy 50th!

Wuppett said...

That is so neat to hear that story, do you have anymore bits of the past that are fun like that to share?

LovePridePrejudice said...

First of all cute story, Second, I love your new background... Third, I love you and Phil sooooooooooo much. My mom and dad said that they met you at the unemployment office and they were really impressed with Phil. They told me that Phil invited them to 2nd ward. I am so happy. Dad said he likes the ward and they are going to try to go to church at least once a month. That may not seem like much, but that is 12 times more then they have gone in the last 5 years. You and Phil are an answer to my prayers.