Part 2: Fatherly Admonition

The story continues.

The previous summer, I went on a double date with my eldest brother, sister-in-law, and a guy who worked with my brother named Gary. I had never met him before. The four of us went to a drive-in movie, and afterward, they dropped me at home. I assumed that would be the last time I’d hear from Gary, but I was wrong.

I would call it an understatement to say that Gary was an introvert. I was surprised when I received a few letters from him after returning to school. One evening the phone rang, and I was astonished to discover it was Gary. He asked me if I would like to go out to dinner. I asked him when he wanted to do that, and he confessed that he was calling from the lobby of my dorm. He wasn’t asking me out on a future date; he asked me to dinner that night.

My boyfriend, Brent, had just stopped by to see if I wanted to go out. I covered the phone while I explained what had just transpired. Brent probably rolled his eyes but added that he would call me the next day, which he did. So, Gary and I went out for an excellent dinner at a restaurant near my dorm. Afterward, he walked me back to my dormitory, we said goodnight, and I thanked him again for a nice dinner.

The following morning I was astonished to receive yet another call from Gary, asking if he could come and see me. I told him I didn’t know he was still in town but that I had a Criminology class in minutes. He asked if he could go with me, and then he would buy me some coffee or something and head home.

We made it to my class with very little time to spare and ended up in the back row, the only place with two available seats. After class, I introduced Gary to my teacher, who greeted him politely. Gary and I had just left the classroom when Mr. Peterson called my name and said he would like a word with me. I assured Gary I would be just a moment, and I returned to the classroom, where he spoke just one sentence. “He is not good enough for you.” I replied as I would have to my father, with the assurance there was no cause for alarm.

Stay tuned for the third part of the story.

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17 Responses to Part 2: Fatherly Admonition

  1. ceafryer says:

    I can’t wait to hear the rest of the story!

  2. Nancy Hazle says:

    So when will the next part come out??!!

  3. brett cornelius says:

    We are on the edge of our seats.

  4. AECRM says:

    Thank you, Carol — stay tuned! Nancy, the next post will come out on Friday at about 1 p.m. Eastern time. Brett, thank you so much for that encouragement!

  5. Judy McCorkle says:

    This story is news to me!!!

  6. Katie says:

    How did your boyfriend Brent feel about you going on a date with Gary?

  7. AECRM says:

    Judy — then you best stay tuned!

  8. AECRM says:

    Katie, Brent was a very nice guy & he knew that there was no reason for him to be concerned.

  9. Gary would spook me, showing up at the dorm and continuing to ask you out. Mr. Peterson sensed something! I”m waiting with everyone!!

  10. AECRM says:

    Kathie, Gary wouldn’t spook you. He was just a good old boy who wasn’t pushy or anything — he just wasn’t at ease in some social situations.

  11. Jan Seibel says:

    Intriguing! 😁

  12. Joy says:

    Love your blogs Ann!

  13. JFR says:

    I can’t wait for the rest of the story! I’m not a fan of cliff hangers so I guess you’re teaching me patience. Nice writing!

  14. AECRM says:

    JFR Thank you. The next one is written. You can find it here:

  15. easmotherman says:

    Hmmmmm how does this end!

  16. AECRM says:

    Stay tuned Beth! Check out the one that follows this!

  17. AECRM says:

    Joy, I’m so glad that you love my blog posts! Would you do me a favor and check out the two that came after this one! Thanks!

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