A Brother Elk Promoted Me

Love at First Sight

It all started when I was enjoying a beer with one of my Elk Brothers at the Lodge. Brother Charlie suggested I meet this young lady he knew, who was a friend of his girl friend. He gave me her number and indicated he would let her know I was going to call.

First Meeting

But before I made that call fate beat me to the punch. I was selling Polish Hot Dogs for our Lodge at a local festival. Brother Charlie motivated by a little Jack Daniels was playing the crowd and suggesting they purchase a polish savage on a bun and get it blessed by our clubs chaplain, which happened to be me. Linda my future wife took him up on his offer and purchased a Polish Sausage and told me that Charlie said I would bless it for her. I blessed it for her and she walked off. To this day I remember the encounter but don't remember seeing her face I only remembered the words she spoke to me.

Called Her

A few days after the Festival I called her on the phone and told her who I was. She hesitated for a few moments and finally said who are you? I a little taken back because she didn't recognize my name I said are you Charlie's friend? She said yes and apologized for not recognizing my name. She said she had recently received many phone calls from people who were trying to get in touch with someone who shared her first name. She thought I was one of those people.

Had Lunch

Needless to say we survived the phone call and both agreed to lunch the following Sunday. I pushed her door bell and the door opened and it was love at first sight for me. We had lunch at a local restaurant and I enjoyed every moment with her. I'm not sure if I can tell you what we talked about, but I can tell you one thing for sure I was totally consumed by her presence. It was like I was some place I have never been before.

On One Knee

Three months later I got down on one knee and asked Linda to marry me she said yes and that was the most joyous moment in my life.

So do I believe in Love at First Sight? You Bet.

Don L. Terrill

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