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Por Vida Bolt.

La historia oficial dice que mis padres se conocieron de una manera escapado de una novela romántica, esa que en las tapas tiene a un rubio pelilargo sosteniendo de la cintura a una virgen mientras un castillo arde en el fondo. La leyenda cuenta que Earl, luego de volver del trabajo, salía al balcón de su apartamento a relajarse, disfrutar de una cerveza y escuchar a su vecina del departamento continuo cantar. Una tarde, mientras su vecina cantaba Will You Still Love me Tomorrow, Earl tomó su armónica (herencia de su abuelo) y comenzó a acompañarla en su interpretación. El dúo persistió por dos o tres canciones hasta que el diálogo se interpuso, la música cedió su espacio y casi cincuenta años más tarde, la pareja permanece unida. Earl es mi padre. Su vecina, Cindy, mi madre.

Hace un mes, mi hermana Alice recibió de una joven un mensaje a través de Facebook, donde preguntaba si mi padre, Earl, había nacido en Chicago y había trabajado en los 70s para una firma de contadores local. Si ese era el caso, su padre, Robert, quisiera conversar con él ya que eran amigos de la juventud. La dama omitió decir “correrías”

Días atrás sentamos a Earl frente a la computadora y gracias a la magia de Zoom, los viejos amigos volvieron a verse las caras y las canas. Luego de una catarata de saludos, comenzaron las bromas y recuerdos. Mientras mi madre y yo -a las espaldas de mi padre- continuábamos ondeando las palmas a manera de saludo, saltó la verdadera historia de como Earl y Cindy, mi padre y mi madre, se conocieron.

Robert se encontraba todas las tardes con mi tía Yaya y mi madre en la misma parada de autobús que llevaba a las mujeres desde el colegio a su casa y a Robert desde la fábrica donde trabajaba a un departamento que compartía con Earl. Una tarde las jóvenes (menores de edad) le pidieron un cigarrillo y a cambio lo invitaron a su casa el día siguiente a tomar un café (en ese instante del relato mi madre dejó de mover su mano)

El momento llegó y Robert decidió incluir a su buen amigo Earl en el paquete. Ambos llegaron con rosquillas dulces, sendos trajes de día domingo, los mejores modales que pudieron encontrar en un libro en un negocio de ítems usados y se encontraron a Yaya y Cindy vistiendo sus más provocativas prendas de divas de música disco, contorneándose con las rítmicas creaciones de Donna Summer. Según el señor Robert Ellis, mis padres nunca fueron formalmente presentados, ya que alguna melodía lenta los confundió en el primer beso, aun sin saber sus nombres. Todo terminó cuando escucharon el auto de mi abuelo acercándose a paso lento. El único balcón de esta historia fue el utilizado por estos hombres para escapar.

“No fue así,” dijo mi madre de manera contundente “De ninguna manera. Este hombre siempre exagerando las cosas. Esa es la razón por la que dejamos de verlo por tanto tiempo”

Y se alejó tarareando “Hot Stuff”.

 

 


PrisioneroEnArgentina.com

Diciembre 2, 2021


 

31 thoughts on “Sorpresas de Familia”

  1. My mom is from Japan and my dad is from Hong Kong, and they were both traveling through the Silk Road at the same time. My dad accidentally dropped and lost his original train ticket, so he had to buy a ticket for the next train instead. And his assigned seat was right next to my mom’s.

  2. El hermano gemelo idéntico de mi papá fue al trabajo de mi mamá para visitar a su compañera de trabajo, con quien estaba saliendo.
    Mi mama quedo impresionada…
    Después de que se fue, mi mamá dijo que era muy buen mozo y le preguntó a mu companera de trabajo en broma: ‘escuchame, ¿no tiene un hermano gemelo para que me lo presentes,verdad?

      • vida
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      Wow… I think yours toped my anecdote

  3. My dad was a cop, and my mom worked at a donut shop. You do the math. Boom.

      • vida
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      Perfect match LOL
      🙂

      • Run Forrest Run
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      Destiny.

    • Private Man
    • posted on December 2, 2021

    My parents both worked at an old movie theater, and my mom had just gotten out of a bad relationship. They met when her ex decided to pay her an unwelcome visit at her job and she asked my dad to pretend to be her new boyfriend so her ex would leave her alone. They’ve been together for over 55 years.

    • Pammy
    • posted on December 2, 2021

    Mom wasn’t exacly what you tough LOL

      • vida
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      Actually, she is very nice
      ..with a dark side LOL
      No, not really
      we all were young at one point

  4. My mum and dad worked at the same phone company back in the day but in different states, mum in Louisiana and dad in Nevada. My mum worked in the call center and my dad in IT department. They talked on the phone sometimes, but they officially met when my dad had to go to my mum’s office to fix some of the computers and they really hit it off. They started to sending letters to each other, which turned into having phones dates, and occasionally one of them would fly out to see the other. Dad ended up moving to Baton Rouge to be with mum, and they have been together for over 32 years now

      • vida
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      Who said long distance relationships don’t work???

  5. Long story… long LOL My parents met in L.A. during the summer of 1982. He had just moved from Chicago, and she from Nebraska. She worked overnights at the 7-11 right by the body shop he worked at, and the first time he met her, (not being used to this kind of heat) she had fallen asleep in the cooler while restocking. So he tapped on the glass to wake her up, put his arm through the shelves of soda, shook her hand, and introduced himself. After that he always stopped in twice during her shift. Once to buy booze at the start, and again right at the end to pick up a Mountain Dew to wake him up on his way to work. He was interested, but she was already engaged, so they just became good friends.
    Two years into this friendship, as her wedding date was drawing near, she found out she was pregnant. (By her fiance, my mom is a lady thankyouverymuch.) So she excitedly tells hubby-to-be the good news and he tells her, “Now isn’t a good time to have a kid, so take care of it, and we’ll try again later. When we’re BOTH ready.” She said that she fell out of love with him that instant, and walked out. Her friends told her she was crazy, and her family threatened to disown her. She was bringing a lot of shame to her good catholic family by not marrying the father of her child. The only person who didn’t try to talk her out of it was my dad. So she stayed with him, and a month later he proposed to her. They had never been on a single date. She felt blindsided, she had never thought of him this way, and couldn’t give him an answer. So he asked her again a few weeks later. No answer. Again. Still no answer. He asked her at least a dozen times when she finally told him, “If you stand by me when this kid is born, you put your name on the birth certificate, and agree to raise him as your own, I will marry you.” My grandmother tried to convince my dad not to marry a “soiled woman,” but he put her in her place. On April 7th 1985, my oldest brother was born. My dad was in the room holding her hand the entire time. My dad’s name went on the birth certificate and my brother was named after his real father, the one that stood by her and ended up raising him. On June 25th 1985 they got married in Minnesota over the source of the Mississippi River, in front of both of their families. Growing up, none of us kids knew that my dad wasn’t our oldest brother’s biological father. They sat us all down a few weeks after he turned 18 and told us. The only thing it’s changed is how much respect we have for our parents. They made the right choice instead of the easy one. Because we grew up with this perfect example of true love, I know not one of us will ever settle for anything less than what we deserve. 26 years later they are still the most in love couple and bravest people I have ever known.

      • Declan Wayne
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      What a beautiful story
      Your dad is a real man.

        • diara kalenka
        • posted on December 2, 2021

        Yes he is. Thank you 🙂

      • Tone Rodgers
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      Your mm also seems to be a strong personality woman

      1. My mom and dad met in a computer class in the early 70’s. My dad is a little awkward, and a complete prankster, and would mix up her punch cards for assignments to get her to talk to him. Needless to say, mom was not amused, and spent most of the semester mad at him. It was only when my dad’s roommate threatened to ask my mom out that he finally asked her on a date. The were married 6 months later, and have been married for 48 years.

  6. My parents met while working at a psychiatric hospital. It was my dad’s 20th birthday, and his first day on the job as an orderly. My mom was working there while getting her master’s in psychology. My 6’2” dad had long hair and a beard and was wearing combat boots and ripped jeans when he pushed through the double doors into the cafeteria. My 5’2” mom, thinking him a patient, grabbed a coworker and whispered “if he loses it, you’re getting him”. 33 years and 2 kids later they’re still together.

      • vida
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      Looks like SHE got him LOL

        • sammy_martinez2020
        • posted on December 2, 2021

        Yes she did. Since then… happily ever after
        Love your stories TW ♥

          • vida
          • posted on December 2, 2021

          awe !! you are so kind. Thanks

            • sammy_martinez2020
            • posted on December 2, 2021

            Keep up the good work 🙂

    • Anonymous
    • posted on December 2, 2021

    Bueno, no se puede juzgar… ellos tambien eran jovenes

      • vida
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      We all did some ‘odd’ things

    • Becks
    • posted on December 2, 2021

    My parents met in a dance club in the late ‘70s. My dad bummed the $5 cover from a friend, and then asked my mom’s friend for money to buy her a drink. For whatever reason my mom was attracted to him, and they began a non-serious relationship. He was working on her car one day when they decided to grab some dinner. He asked her what she wanted and she jokingly responded “diamonds.” So he went out and bought an engagement ring…in his oil-covered overalls. They’ve been married 35 years this October, and my mom is still mad that the sales guy talked him into a smaller diamond! —becky

  7. I kinda don’t wanna knw how my folks meet now….

      • Dragon Reel
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      the sum of all fears

  8. Era una descocada la mama

    • Alicia Perdriel
    • posted on December 2, 2021

    es un deleite leer estas experiencias de vida . Me gustan mucho –

      • vida
      • posted on December 2, 2021

      Thank you very much.
      You are so aweet

  9. Mi madre era una santa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • kevin milone
    • posted on December 1, 2021

    One’s idea about mom and dad is way different than reality….

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