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Scouts Jamboree of 76'

The young man was watching the girl intently, from inside his gaggle of admirers. He was a popular scout leader, easy with his smile, and hilarious with his jokes. The girl scout, the focus of his attention, was talking to a couple of friends not far away, oblivious to the small group of scouts, with the young man within.
Suddenly the young man left his circle of fans, walking straight to the girl, standing under the big tree.
The girl, robust but still very pretty, with wavy black hair noticed the young man standing in front of her at last.
With his megawatt smile, the young man asked;
"I like you, can we be friends?"
The girl was jolted inside. So straightforward? Very original.
"Oh ok."
They exchanged names, and a moment later, their home address. The girl's two friend watched this brief conversation in fascination.
It was the last day of the State Scouts Jamboree.

The young man wrote first. And the girl replied his letter promptly.
They exchanged letters for a few months and one day the girl's mother got hold of this and told her;
"If he wants to be serious, come and let me take a good look at him."
Obediently, the girl wrote her mother wish in her next letter.
And a couple of weeks later, the young man arrived at the front door of the girl's house.
With his mother and father...
And they were engaged, and married shortly after.

The young man was my father, who wooed my mom in a most straightforward way, once upon a time during a Scouts Jamboree some 30 odd years ago.

12 comments:

et said...

And what are your thoughts on following the legacy? ;)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

et; I AM following that legacy. My colleagues and students DREADED my straightforwardness. Which nears the realm of 'rudeness' and 'insensitivity'. Ha ha ha!

Rock Chef said...

Love it! Saves so much messing around!

Congratulations to them both!

TechnoBabe said...

Wonderful story of your parents meeting and becoming engaged. I like the way your wrote this.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Rock Chef; :)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

TechnoBabe; I am copying your method. I know you noticed :)

Grayquill said...

Very interesting courtship. Your mother must have been a beauty. Did your father become a sales person? I think he would have been good at it.

Eveline said...

That is absolutely precious, actually. I love to hear, and often ask for, how-we-met stories.
I love this story. So are your new (meaning recent years) jamboree adventures the karmic swing of this fabulous jamboree encounter? ;)

Tenchi said...

His father become a teacher...

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Grayquill; Nope, better. He became a teacher :)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Eveline; I am so unlike my father. I don't like outdoor activities like he did. So no jamborees for me.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Tenchi; Yes tenchi :)

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