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How I met my husband!

Updated on February 11, 2012

Young Love

Seriously, everybody should have a photo like this of them with their significant other!
Seriously, everybody should have a photo like this of them with their significant other!

Cinderella Story???

Everybody someday hopes for that Cinderella Story to tell their children how mom and dad met. While I am almost positive I don’t have a Cinderella Story, the story of how my husband and I met is a part of my life. It is a part of me and it is a moment that I, personally, will never forget.

Others out there probably have more romantic stories of how they met their significant other. Maybe they were stranded on the side of the road in a rainstorm, and this was the only person willing to stop and help. Maybe you met by an accidental work proposition turned romantic. Maybe you met because you were friends with their sibling. Maybe I watch too many chick flicks! Who knows. There are so many stories out there, probably filled with romance. Mine wasn’t filled with romance, but it was pretty darn funny.

On my own

I was 18 years old when I left for the military. I was young and on my own. I ventured out into the real world without knowing anybody. But the best part was, nobody knew me either. This meant I could change. I could be anybody I wanted to be. I wouldn’t be beaten down by the stigmas placed on me from high school. They wouldn’t know me as the band geek or the school girl. They didn’t necessarily have to know that I was shy or quiet. It was a fresh start and I could make a new impression. I could be someone I never was before.

It was February and I had just finished my Advanced Individual Training (AIT - or for those who have never been in the military - job training!) I got the chance to come home for a few days to see my family before I headed back out. Only this time when I headed back out, it would be more like the real world. I wouldn’t be restricted from using the phone. No one was going to tell me where I could or couldn’t go (to a certain extent) and if I wanted to wear civilian clothes… well, I could! Going through Basic Training and AIT makes you notice the more simple things in life, although there are times I still wish they enforced the lights out. It definitely made me keep a better sleep schedule than I currently have.

I arrived at Fort Drum, NY on February 15, 1999. That was the day I meet my husband. After traveling all morning, I finally arrived on base to start my inprocessing. I meet a few people right away. After a quick announcement, we had the night free to do what we wanted. The catch, we were required to be ready for formation early the next morning.

Who needs a bar... you might find the perfect soul mate at the gym!
Who needs a bar... you might find the perfect soul mate at the gym! | Source

To the gym

After about a week off from any sort of physical training, I decided it might be a good idea to head to the gym for a workout. A few gentleman decided they had the same plan. Without a car, we started walking. After all, it didn’t seem too far and it would be a good warm up.

What no body told us is Fort Drum is cold. Colder than any other place I have ever been to. Which is why it makes sense it is the location for Arctic and Cold Weather Training. (I am not kidding! People from Alaska traveled there to do Cold Weather Training!) They also didn’t tell us the map was horribly deceiving.

As the 3 of us took off, we walked for about an hour to get to the gym. Sure, it was only a few miles, but in what seemed like negative temperatures, it seemed like the walk that would never end. We finally got to the gym and their was a nice soldier working detail there. He was in charge of cleaning and handing out towels and whatever duties necessary. He greeted us right away.

As I was working out, this same guy was following me around the gym. I thought nothing of it. I thought he was just cleaning and doing his job. I ignored it, but later would realize this man would become a part of my time at Fort Drum.

After a good workout, we were all exhausted and not really looking forward to the walk back. My legs were like jelly and the temperature had dropped even more than before. As we were leaving the gym, we threw our towels in the bin and the same soldier who had greeted us, was also saying goodbye. In fact, we closed the gym and they were patiently waiting for us to leave so they too could go home. As we were about to walk out the door, the nicest thing happened. He told us he had a car, and if we were willing to wait a few minutes, he would drive us back to the processing center. It would definitely save us the walk.

The three of us, my two new guy friends and I, looked at each other. We were skeptical to trust someone we did’t know, but at the same time, the ride was pretty hard to turn down. One the guys decided he wouldn't take the ride and would rather run back. (Easy for him, his run time was 6 minutes a mile. He would be back in no time.) The other guy and I decided to take the ride and waited.

What would you do if you found a wad of cash in a wallet? Return it to the owner or pocket it?
What would you do if you found a wad of cash in a wallet? Return it to the owner or pocket it? | Source

It was our first night on post, and being inside a nice warm vehicle made the idea of exploring very appealing. Not to mention we were young and stupid and could really use a ride to the gas station to pick up some cigarettes and snacks. He had a car and we took advantage of that.

He parked the car and as he stepped out, he found a wallet lying on the ground. He opened it up and it was stuffed to the brim with 100 dollar bills. Luckily, it also fell into the right hands. He looked at the ID and immediately recognized the person. It was his roommate.

Witnesses

He asked us if we would mind stopping by his barracks room for a little while. He wanted to teach his roommate a lesson. He pocketed the money and threw the wallet in his car. We headed to his place.

When we got to his barracks room, we walked in and were greeted with a face full of smoke and load music. His roommate was laying down on the top bunk chain smoking. The room smelled like man, and probably wasn’t the cleanest place I had ever stepped foot in. But, it was a bachelor pad type room. Blacklight posters hung on the wall and a small bean bag type couch along the wall for guests to sit on. The beds were on the other side of the room.

The guy from the gym tossed the wallet to his roommate and let him know he had found it in the parking lot at the gas station. After thanking him, he opened the wallet and looked inside. Suddenly a look that was somewhere between pissed off and wanting to cry crept up on his face.

“What’s wrong,” Gym guy said.

“Dude!” Room mate said. (Never said he was a smart one!) His mouth hung open and he could barely speak.

“Is everything there?” continued the guy from the gym.

Finally the roommate broke the silence. “We had just got paid and I was going to go pay all my bills. I withdrew everything in my account. All my money was in my wallet. And it is all gone!”

At this point, it was hard for us to hold straight faces. The guy from the gym threw him back the wad of cash and gave him a lesson I am sure he still remembers to this day. In fact, I am pretty sure he finally got a check book afterwards and stopped relying on paying all of his bills with cash! Or at the very least, he never withdrew the full amount.

After all the drama, I was pretty much ready to head back and get some sleep. I knew the next day was going to be a long one with formation very early in the morning. We were about to head out, when the door burst open. In walked another guy, a jumbo Taco Bell cup in his hand filled with vodka and a splash of orange juice.

“Anyone up for Denney’s” Taco Bell cup man said!

I was now the only woman in a room with four men. Little did I know, that out of these four men, one of them would be the one I ended up marrying!

Banana Split... hold da nuts!

Who knew this would be such a magical moment... all over a banana split!
Who knew this would be such a magical moment... all over a banana split! | Source

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Love in the making

I wasn’t really in the mood to head to Denney’s, I am not going to lie. But, since I wasn’t the one driving, I was a good sport and tagged along anyway. It wasn’t to0 late - it was still before midnight. While that didn’t add up to massive amounts of sleep before formation, if we went there for an hour and got back, I would still be okay.

Boy was I wrong. I didn’t know this was the all night hangout. We all got some coffee and ordered some snacks. I wasn’t really hungry for real food, so I opted for dessert.

“Give me a banana split… hold da nuts!”

My husband later told me that upon saying that line, he knew he had to have me. Maybe it was how I accented “da” when I said it. Maybe he is a fan of banana splits as well. But at the moment, I had been targeted and he was currently in full pursuit of the mission. Obtain girl!

We stayed at Denney’s until the wee hours of the morning. I snuck back into the barracks room, trying not to waken my “unknown” room mate, who I had only exchanged a few words with earlier. I got into my PT clothes (the Army’s term for your workout clothes) and headed into bed.

I had just snuggled underneath the covers when the alarm went off. The closest my eyes came to closing was a blink and it was time to start the day. I was just lucky inprocessing into your unit wasn’t nearly as stressful as going through Basic Training.

The memories of how tired I was that day eventually slipped away. However, I do remember everything that happened. How could I not, it was the night I might my husband!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @dwachira - Ah - in the company of strange men or strange women... I didn't know anybody really so I guess it must have just been fate. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed it!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Enjoyable story and i must say you were very brave to go out the first day in company of strange men, or may be that was the planned day to meet hubby, i like that "da" thing, it surely did the magic. Voted up and interesting.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @sgbrown - It really has been interesting to see which direction all these people are going to... even better would be to see what reaction people have when they find out who the person is. Glad you had fun with this one! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @rahulo - Don't forget to check out Shear Madness by RealHousewife to find out who he is! Glad you enjoyed the story!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @ishwaryaa22 - Thank you very much. I am glad that you enjoyed my story and a piece of my life!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @anusujith - Glad you enjoyed this and glad to see you got an exciting story as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Ruchira - Glad you enjoyed this. It really has been fun seeing which person people have been choosing throughout the time this has been published! I love these kind of stories and I sure love the interaction this one has had!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I loved this hub, it was great! I love "how we met" stories. My bet is on the guy at the gym. He is a good person to offer you three a ride and to want to teach his room-mate a lesson. Voted this up and interesting. Have a wonderful day!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Now this was very interesting!! I will wait eagerly to know ur husband..

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      A sweet story! Nice to know about your younger days, your times in the army training and meeting your Prince Charming. Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Interesting. Voted up and Socially Shared.

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Wonderful story. Similarly I got a dramatic story for meeting my girl. I got a new thread too. Thanks for sharing this. Wish you wonderful married life....

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Oh I loved it, BBG.

      First of all, I would like to commend you on being in the Army...yeah! I admire such women.

      I had joined the Air force but quit a few months. That life was too tough for me and my dad kinda supported my nagging..lol

      will follow that link and get to the bottom of the story...gotta know who was the guy who liked da girl with da nuts...lol

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Pamela Kinnaird W - I am glad that you enjoyed it. I really like reading and writing personal interest stories. I think it really helps all of us to relate to one another. So, did you figure out which one it was? :)

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      This was so fun to read. Had me on the edge of my seat. Just like your first reader commented, I like 'how we met' stories, too. Votin' up.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @PDXKaraokeGuy - Thank you so much as well. Cheers to lasting love!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      I appreciate the cross link. I have yours as well. May you have many more years of happiness!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @angelmiller - I truly am lucky. I married a wonderful man. We have had our days that aren't always pleasant, but for the most part, we have stayeed strong through everything. Glad you enjoyed this!

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      angelmiller 5 years ago from Washington

      You are so lucky.I wish I'll have your luck and find the man of my dreams.It's a pleasure to see that for some girls the dream with"the man of my dreams"came true.I'm really happy for you and thank you for the beautiful story.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @escobana - I had to go look for it right away. Thanks for the link and thanks for directing me to a beautiful story! I added the link to yours in here as well!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @J.S. Matthews - I love having the tease where you have to go elsewhere to find the answer... besides... Real did such a great job of doing the interview... we decided to put it together where she gives the answer! :) Good luck!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @PDX - Glad you enjoyed the story. I actually have read yours awhile back... thanks for reminding me. Sometimes I don't think of going back through an adding a link. I loved the 80's theme wedding! I got the link in now! :)

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      Escobana 5 years ago from Valencia

      Linked your wonderful story to mine! Beautifully written Barbergirl:-)

      See if you can find your story amongst any of my Hubs. Won't be that hard I guess:)

      Voted up, awesome and shared!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hey! That was a tease! I didn't read any of the comments in case there is a spoiler! So far, what a great story you have! Voted up and across! Going to follow to the other Hub to find out if it was the "Gym Guy"!

      JSMatthew~

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Barber, love your story. I'll check out part two shortly. Have you read mine? I'd love to cross link it here... and I'll be linking to yours!

      https://hubpages.com/relationships/One-Tremendous-...

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Thank you Sunshine - it was a fun one to write! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awwww....cute story!!! :)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Bhanu.Jas - I am glad that I am encouraging. It is a great way to remininsce about how you met. Feel free to let me know when you have finished your hub on how you met your other half and I will attach it to this hub as well. I love reading other people's love stories.

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      Bhawana Salaria 6 years ago from Australia

      Its a great hub and will definitely hep me to write how i met my other half.

      Bhanu

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Cloverleaf - I am glad that you enjoyed the story! Hopefully the ending is they live happily ever after :)

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Such a great story, barbergirl28! I'm looking forward to reading what happens next....!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @yenajeon - Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed the article! It was a lot of fun to write!

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Very funny, well told tale. I loved it!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I can't believe it isn't in the rule book... I thought all guys knew eye rolling can only be done by women.. lol

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      Well he JUST HAS TO LEARN that eye rolling is FOR WOMEN ONLY! lol

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Yeah - my poor husband has to deal with me. Poor TBC! He never even knew what he was getting into. Than again, the fact that I have to deal with him is the reason I live day to day... cause I don't know if I can handle the insanity and make it to the next day... mwahahahaha

      Oh yeah - and give him a demirit for eye rolling... lol... that's exceptable :)

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      LOL! Well, Ok, I'll take back ONE of the demerits! Only one if the other is acceptable tho :) ha heheh...

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Yea - you can't demerit him if he had no knowledge! Don't pick on TBC - poor dude has to live with her - life is confusing enough! Lol! I imagine that he has no choice but to be putty in her hands since she never tells him "the plan." only she knows it because she revealed in the interview that she lives day to day.

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Yeah - you can take your time... I know the importance of all the farming and whatever other prizes you get ;) And the dog - don't you dare forget about the dog. Ha ha ha -

      Although I will admit - you can't hand out a demerit for that - since technically TBC is not really aware of the name we have called him. LOL So - giving a demerit to an unsuspected person is unfair - however a demerit for the eye rolls and head rolls - totally acceptable ;)

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      Geeze, with the TCB for a minute there I was thinking YaY another superhero, but how dare he snub our acronyms of Superheroness! Ok, he gets a demerit! -O lol Better be good or two for both eye and head rolls! LOL -O- ha..

      Oh funny on the go back and read all 104 hubs.. right, when would I have time to play my game and keep youtubers happy and oh god forbid, ignore my pooch.. she already gives me the ::hummphs:: "no typin' jus me" attitude! lol

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      NOt him! Ha ha ha - when he found out I was writing this he just rolled his eyes and then rolled his head! LOL I don't even think he has read it!

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Word! TCB:)! Haha! Your big taco bell man! Who knew he'd end up the hero of the story?!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Realhousewife - I am glad I went to bed and read this in the morning. We watched Glee last night and the entire time my stomach is just growling, but I was trying to stay away from eating anything right before bed, because it is so bad for you... and it goes right to my booty pop... ha ha. However, I am hungry again, so maybe I might have to go make some fries or something... lol Better yet - a breakfast egg burrito.

      @Katherella - you are the original cheap date.... I have always been a cheap date! LOL... It did get buried somewhere but I remember you saying it... so no worries. AS for what you missed - a whole lot... lol! So now you need to go read all 104 of my hubs over again, all of Realhousewifes hubs and get to work ;) Ha Ha

      And yes, it is Taco Bell Guy - but for coolness factors we are now going to refer to him as TBC! LOL

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      Now wait, gimmie a chance to be sick a few days lol I had to cemetery hunt n' everything! Now,.. BBG, YOU CAN'T CLAIM CHEAP DATE!!! I got that.. or did it get buried too! LOL New Years date taking me out before party.. "what would you like" "Taco Bell, beans and rice, ask for a plate" "WHAT?" "yeah, that's it, oh and a coke" .. "Kat, yer a cheap date"... "that's cos you haven't taken me shopping yet" hahaaa.. :)

      Oh, so what'd I miss, was it taco bell guy?? Da? heh :) It was the Taco bell guy lol

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I think we are on the same meal schedule or something. I just had some healthy Hot Fries (don't get excited - they are the kind that come in a bag) Andy Kapps or something! Lol and a nice fizzy Pepsi! *Gourmet!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I like that... I think I am going to start calling him that. I wonder what kind of look I am going to get for that one. LOL

      Oh yeah - I am a cheap date too... I prefer McDonalds... and now that I said it... I am kind of hungry and could really go for McDonalds!

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Or we can let him sound cooler - we can shorten it to TBC ......:)

      Look at Dave - he isn't exactly captain romance or rich or famous - but he keeps me lmao so it's been working for me for a long time!p. He's always got something funny to say and it's hard not to enjoy anything in life when you're laughing. I guess I am just a cheap date:)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      The funny thing is... the Taco Bell Cup Guy was the least voted for person in the choices. He was the goofiest of all of them. Of course I had to go for him... lol... So now you can just call him Taco Bell Cup! LOL

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ok I came back to see which one it was! Haha! Very cute barbergirl:). This was so fun!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      For all of you who have been following this... I am sharing it again so you guys can come back and see the results! Hope you enjoyed it!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Ha ha - good to know! LOL

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      mythicalstorm273 6 years ago

      FYI: I was correct!!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Sun-girl - It was a fun hub to write. Kind of a trip down memory lane. I hope you made a guess! and come back to check out the answer.

      @Sharyn - the answer will be revealed this weekend. I will let you know if you are right. :)

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey BBG,

      I'm picking one that isn't getting many votes :) And I'm so late reading all who I am following, that I get the answer (I hope) as soon as I leave this page. Always a fun read by you!

      Sharyn

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Funny hub barbergirl,this is a real Cinderella story but i quite enjoyed it a lot.

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Tasksgirl - The Reveal will be in a couple days - possibly tomorrow. I will leave a link to the answer at the bottom of the story. I hope everybody comes back to check it out! I am so excited to see what everybody thinks once the answer is revealed. :) It is coming soon though.

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      tasksgirl 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Omg I want to know!!! When can we find out? lol

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Realhousewife - that is my favorite part of the story... but you got to make sure you accent the "da" part... I don't know... maybe I sounded Swedish or something... lol

      @philip - Thanks, I am glad you found a little bit of inspiration.

      @Katherella - love the Russian beauty voice... to funny. Oh yeah - and unless you published it before I met you, I don't remember it. Maybe it is piled underneath all your newer hubs. Sounds pretty funny though! Might have to go search for it when I get the chance!

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      OH didn't I do one of those a long time ago, the suthern sayings.. like a computer has "windows" but if it's a car, it's "winders"? Remember that? or did I dream it? LOL

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      LOL BBG I'm the one in the South LOL that guy is BIG here! (as is that saying and not intentional, but for real LOL! And yer like SOOOO not "country" if y'all don't gotta feller around named Doyle either!

      ::Russian beauty voice::: "Da" ze nutz? lol!

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      philipandrews188 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your story.I'm sure it inspires everybody.

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thanks hub heroes! You're da best! Haha! Hold da nuts!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Get er done... lol

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      LOL no kidding!!! haha.. on my way there too!!!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Katherella - I am done with the toe tapping... I am heading over their to comment now :)

      @Realhousewife - That is too funny. I wasn't sure if you took it off so that no one could comment on how you reeled him in... lol... not that it is a bad thing. Hook, line and sinker! LOL

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Funny @ use guys:) I am experimenting with different layout pages - and links and ugh! I have to mess something up! Thanks for being heroes and letting me know so quickly!

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      I asked her on a different hub, and she said she'd forgotten! Since they're usually there, I think she clicked the X on accident and said she'd go fix it. So we'll toe tap until then.

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Kathella - I noticed that too. I wasn't sure if that was on purpose or if she accidently clicked the box and closed it in edit mode. I did let her know that she forgot the comment box, in case she was wondering why no one had anything to say about it. I will check later to see if she got the chance to put it in or not.

      @Spirit Whisperer - Nope - this time he was full mission to get the girl. We still argue to this day about the whole dating situation. I said we weren't dating until after he proposed. Which, he proposed in May after we met. We have been together now for over 12 years - married for 11. It has been a crazy ride :)

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      And I always thought it was the woman who always chose the man! A great story and the fact that you remember all those little details says lot about your relationship. You must be very happy. Thank you for sharing this and I am looking forward to the follow up.

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      I see, none of us are sleeping so this is why my computer isn't blinging like crazy lol .. all of us have too much to write.. and RH did NOT put a comment box on her hub!!! ::jaw drop:: like WHHHUUUUUUuuuuu :) lol

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Katherella - wait - now I am confused!

      @Chamilj - Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it!

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      chamilj 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Nice story barbergirl.

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      Not fair you guys don't give me time to write and be unconfused LOL

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Jim - I think you just inspired another crazy hub... lol... my mind is turning... lets see where I can go with this.

      @Katherella - more confused... ha ha ha

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      So.. then I'm right? Or just more confused? lol

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Yup, I think there may be something a little sinister going on that needs to be gotten out into the open on this banana split thing. Whatever it is, it was a long time ago. I'm sure it's not serious, but hey "No Stones Left Unturned" right? He's a good man, and he'll feel better getting this cleared up. That banana's probably been hanging over his head for a long time.

      jim

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Katherella - now I am confused, and since the whole thing is supposed to keep people guessing, I guess that is the point of not telling you whether you are right or wrong.. lol

      At Jim - I tossed a couple of grenades once... they didn't go far! That was some good Army training there. Good thing they only armeed me with a pen and camera when I was in :)

      I will definitely spit my husband down and try to get to the bottom of the banana split deal? I am concerned that he has a thing for the cherry on top! LOL Oh yeah - I changed your code talk! Just for you! ;)

      @Marellen - You are very welcome. I can't wait for the big reveal either. After all, I can't stay close lipped too long! So I am trying my hardest to keep the lips sealed!

      @Hyphenbird - It should be revealed soon. I am hoping to send the responses to RealHousewife tonight and then it is on her!

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Gym Guy. But roommate guy sounds kind of sweet. I am just going to hang out until the Big Reveal.

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      marellen 6 years ago

      I chose the gym guy....what a great hub and thanks for the link....Can't wait for the rest....

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Hey, by the way .. What's with the @ thing in front of my name? Is this some kind of code talk?? I've been a little jumpy since I found out the Feds were following my organization. (laughing) Just kidding. I like it. "At The Man With No Pants." That'll work!

      jim

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      BG,

      Yep, you're wholesome. You're not afraid to get out there and toss a couple grenades, but only a fool would read anything uncool into it, so stay real my friend. You need to get to the bottom on this banana split deal. Sit him down, and let's get some information.

      jim

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      lol you mean.. HE doesn't know which would he would be after reading the story? lol! That's funny. Yeah I was super sleepy when I read it, but I won't be when you do the poll/interview thingie! lol... You said I was right, but not wrong lol! Good way to try to keep the confused, confused lol!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Jim - yeah - I am a little bit confused about the banana split deal. I will have to ask him for clarification. He has yet to even read this. I wonder if he will know which one he is... lol

      And thanks for thinking I am wholesome. I don't want people to get the wrong impression of me! ;)P

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      BG

      Awesome hub. You're so damn down to earth and wholesome. I know, I know, you did a little partying, but you're still wholesome. I really need to talk to your husband for some clarity though. He sounds just as cool as you, but I can't get past the banana split deal.

      jim

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Azure - I will reveal the answer pretty soon. This holding everyone in suspense is killing me.

      @Katherella - I think you actually meant gym guy (cause he was the one who found the wallet). You have me pegged right... I like the honest guys, and I definitely like the guys who can make me laugh. Am I saying your right... no, but I am not saying you are wrong either. LOL - I am making everybody wait in suspense... lol

      @Sunnie - It is so much fun to write these reminisceful stories. I was thinking if anybody else writes a "How I meet my husband!" I will add it to this. I love reading people's Cinderella stories. It makes me think of my own. Even though mine is more of a comedy. LOL

      @Mythical - Ha ha - I almost thought you were going to give it away... lol But maybe you aren't 100 percent sure because I never named these guys that way. LOL - Now the next time you see Eli you can call him "......." Ha ha ha

      @Just Ask Susan - I almost have the interview done. Be careful. Realhousewife can pack alot in there. Or maybe I am just long winded! I plan on turning it in later today.

      @Harvey - Hello. Did you have a guess to which one my husband is!

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      Harvey Stelman 6 years ago

      barber, Just saying hi, I don't want to get into trouble. H

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just going to keep us hanging, hope the get to know you interview comes out soon. I am betting that it is the gym guy. Looking forward to finding out.

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      mythicalstorm273 6 years ago

      You know barbergirl I am ashamed to admit I'm not 100% sure which guy it is. But this is a great piece!!! I enjoyed it even though I've heard most of the story before... I just can't remember who it was. lol.

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Great Story Barb..enjoyed it very much. Gave me a smile this morning. I don't know what it is about this time of year but many reflecting back and so wonderful to read eachothers story of love and and sadly sometimes loss.

      Sunnie

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      I voted "The Friend." Because you would go for the honest guy cos that's the kind of person I think you are. Plus you seen the since of humor and you knew he'd pony up the dough. AFTER he taught the guy a lesson.. like he would your kids. I THINK you picked HIM out around the same time. He watched your reaction to it all unfold, the hold da nuts was just the... whipped cream with a cherry on top, topper! heh..

      My ex worked with a guy who was lucky to have a job at all,(the short bus guy) and he lost his whole paycheck in the bathroom dropping his wallet. Everybody got together and collected what his check would have been so he wouldn't have to go home and tell his mom. Then at a work party it slipped out, and I guess one good thing I can say about my ex (ew ::spit spit::) is he darn near beat that guy to a pulp! Nobody said a WORD they let him. Takin' money when the id was there, and off a guy who was lucky to work with the warehouse. I vote for the honest guy. :)

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      Marian L 6 years ago from UK

      Ooh, am waiting with baited breath - I'm going to guess at Wallet Man!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Your cybersister - Yes - I will reveal the one who is my husband. Currently, Realhousewife and I are working on a get to know you interview - when that comes out... I will let everyone know who the husband ended up being. I dont' want to give it away to early so people can cheat by looking at the comments section ;)

      Glad you enjoyed it... it was a fun little story to write!

      @Realhousewife - yes, all quality girls like Banana Splits... lol

      Oh yeah - and it will be revealed, but I am not giving it away just yet! LOL

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Awww so sweet! Eli - you do know the important qualities a girl must have! Haha! But I still wanna know more!

      So he was the friend right? I'm right! Right?

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      your cybersister 6 years ago from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina

      We do get to find out which one became your husband, right? I always like "how we met" stories.