A Valentine's Story

paris.jpg I met my husband Mike in Paris, and, no, it was not like that.  He was visiting his sister and I was a friend of hers traveling through Europe. Well, one day we convinced him to go shopping with us. I needed something to layer in because it was a cold summer and there was this nearby shop that made elaborate and exquisite batik sarongs that can double as wraps, scarves, whatever the need (this is pre Pashmina).

I needed one that was more earth tone--the kind of girl I am--but Mike picked up this bright red patterned scarf, held it up to me, and said, "This would look pretty on you." Well, I had never heard the words "pretty" and you (meaning "ME," of course) together in a sentence before, so I took notice. Of course, he was just eager to get to the cafe for a beer. Who knew that such expedience would lead to a 12 year marriage. Gives new meaning to the expression, "Flattery will get you nowhere."



Pamela Felcher is the English Department Chair at Hamilton High School's Music and Arts Magnet.