6) Eleven years the difference

We had only dating about 3 months and he was
11 years younger than me but there were sparks flying from the first
kiss. We started going places together just as friends since we
were both going through divorces. I certainly had no intention of
falling in love with a much younger man. We had been seeing each
other for a couple of months but he had never kissed me so one night
I was getting in the mood to be kissed & held so I asked him
if he was gay or just didn’t want to kiss me! He kissed me and I
knew my fate was sealed at that poiint.

He didn’t like to shop or be in big crowds but I wanted to go to
Rich’s Department Store in Birmingham(close to where we lived) so
he reluctantly tagged along. We shopped for a while and then had
lunch in their tea room which was quite nice, a little romantic
and a new experience for him. After lunch I was looking at some
linens in the housewares department and all of a sudden, this shy
man got down on one knee(yes the old fashion way!) and asked me
to marry him. For once in my life, I was taken totally by surprise
but he refused to get up until I answered, I said yes. That was
22 years ago and we are still extremely happy.

Judy Hopkins,

Ocala, FL


The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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