The year was 1982, Halloween night. Patty, my girlfriend and future loving wife and I were at a Halloween party at my buddy Brad’s house. All the regular suspects attended dressed in frightfully colorful gory costumes. Brads costume was a Christmas tree, fully decorated, including blinking lights, bulbs, tinsel, and ornaments. He walked in, went over to the corner of the room, and plugged himself in. He should have won best costume. I cannot remember if he did win or not for I was distracted.
That night, I was escorting Patty, a stunning vision of beauty to the Party. We have been dating for several months before and this was our first Halloween party together. We knew just about everyone there and we quickly mingled with the crowd.
We were having a great time but I could not take my eyes from Patty and her amazing smile. When she smiles, she lights up the entire room. We soon found ourselves mulling around the bobbing for apples tub.
Patty decided to try it, she was always up for anything. She got in line and soon her turn was next. I moved in closer to get a better look. In a flash, Patty dunked her head in the tub and fished around attempting to snag an apple.
A few seconds later, Patty pulled her head out of the tub with an apple firmly between her teeth. At that exact moment, I shouted out, “You’re the girl for me!” Everybody laughed and cheered. Unfazed, Patty gently pulled the apple from her mouth, set it down, looked at me intently, a sly smile came over her mouth and she walked slowly toward me. It seemed to take hours for her to travel a mere three feet and the anticipation was getting to me.
Finally, Patty was in my personal space, and we were face to face. (Now you have to understand, all this happened within several seconds but my mind had slowed everything down.) The next instant was totally unexpected. Patty hauled off and slapped me for my remark about her apple boobing prowess.
Patty then smiled that killer smile of hers, and walked away. At that exact moment, I knew she would be mine forever.
Happy Halloween and don’t forget to vote for the guy who comes dressed as a Christmas tree for Halloween this year.
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL