Down Memory Lane: Dating Betsy

2001 -- Dating

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

Betsy and I had our first date on March 29, 2001, and things got serious after our date to Fall Creek Falls State Park on April 21.  (If you missed that story, click HERE.)  It wasn’t long after that date that things started getting serious.

The picture in the top left corner of the collage was taken in late April at the Paris, Tennessee, Fish Fry.  Mom and Dad had gone for several years, but Dad felt he could no longer drive that long distance, so Betsy and I took them.  Betsy met my sister Janet and her husband Charlie for the first time at the Fish Fry.

The picture on the top right is a class portrait of the Experiencing God Bible Study that Betsy taught.  By that time Betsy knew she was getting a ring, but she didn’t know when.  She got it about 30 seconds after this picture was taken.  I was already down on my knees, so why not?  I knew she could teach that evening without any problems even after getting the ring.

Later that week celebrated our engagement by going to Nashville for dinner and a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof”.

The hardest part of getting engaged to Betsy was meeting two of her sons in Knoxville (picture at lower right).  I don’t mind telling you I was nervous, but Jeff and Bert must have approved, because Betsy and I were still engaged after that evening.

To see larger versions of these pictures and others, click HERE.

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22 Responses to “Down Memory Lane: Dating Betsy”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    I like that you admitted you were nervous meeting her two sons… and that you were still engaged after!

  2. Coloring Outside the Lines Says:

    Aww- how sweet! You two are just perfect for each other.

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    glad the sons approved… when i pointed Bob out as he walked across a parking lot to his car, my 17 year old son shrugged and said “he looks like a salty old seadog to me” and he was and is

  4. diane Says:

    A lovely trip down memory lane. You are such a charming romantic.

  5. Linda Says:

    I enjoyed all of those photos, and I think it’s neat that these memories are still so special to you that you enjoy sharing them. And I love “Fiddler on the Roof!”

  6. sylviakirk Says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely memories, George!! I really enjoy your shots for the day! Hope you have a great week!

  7. MaryBeth Says:

    Oh George, what a sweet and wonderful story. And after all these years the glow is still apparent. MB

  8. Blackberry Lane Says:

    This is a lovely collage and your love story of how God brought you together is amazing. God bless you both. You two are an inspiration and John and I love you both!

  9. ewok1993 Says:

    oh what a sweet post looking back at your beginnings.

  10. dayphoto Says:

    And That, Folks, is the rest of the story, as the wonderful radio personality used to say.

    So very cool, George!

  11. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    George, i love your story, and like seeing all the pictures to match. Even Betsy’s class!!! I would NOT have been able to teach! Was she show them all her ring?

  12. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    So sweet. You two certainly were made to be together.

  13. Rose Says:

    Nice post, George. I had not even thought about how you felt meeting Betsy’s sons…

  14. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Such wonderful memories! I love sharing in your happiness.

  15. Rajesh Says:

    This pictures are truly beautiful memories.

  16. Neal Says:

    Well George, if they didn’t approve of you then poor Betsy wouldn’t have had a chance because she couldn’t have picked a nicer guy.

  17. busy bee suz Says:

    I love this recap! You two are a match made it heaven….and I’m so glad YOU passed the test of the sons. 🙂

  18. Erco Travels Says:

    these pictures are renew the old memory and just a good way to remember your old memory.
    Nice post.

  19. ZielonaMila Says:

    Fantastic story and beatiful photos:) Greetings

  20. ladyfi Says:

    Aww – what a sweet story!

  21. Sartenada Says:

    Great photos, but the best are memories which will not fade over the years!

  22. alskamom Says:

    What a lovely story and wonderful collection of photos, George. Thank you so much for sharing.

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