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the story of an invisible girl
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Yesterday's Sluggy reminded me of a story my grandmother told me awhile back. Let's see if I can get the details right... It seems her mother (i.e., my great-grandmother, so we're talking 1910 or so) was not supposed to leave her home "unattended". So she used to sneak out with a girlfriend of hers to have fun sometimes. They were walking through town one afternoon and met a couple of sailors, and they flirted with them and lured them into a diner to have a meal. Unfortunately the sailors skipped out before the check came. They had no money, so her friend said to her, "What are we going to do?" She said firmly, "We are going to go out there and find somebody decent to buy us dinner." My future great-grandfather was the next man to walk by that diner, and he didn't stand a chance!

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cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: January 7th, 2002 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)
What a funny little story! I like hearing how people met, especially back in the "olden days".
guingel From: guingel Date: January 7th, 2002 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
awwww!! that is sooo cute!! ^_^ That was so nice and warm fuzzy-ish and funny.
ryangraywords From: ryangraywords Date: January 7th, 2002 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a great story. I feel sorry for your Great-grandpa. Probably didn't know what hit him.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 8th, 2002 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)


Yup, from the sound of it, there was no escaping my greatgrandmother when she decided something!
From: traceyb Date: January 7th, 2002 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)


That's an awesome story. There seem to be lots of stories in the "olden days" of young girls with sailors.

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