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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 05:56 PM
I guess it was around 1984. I had been divorced from Sarah's Mom for a year or so. I moved out of the house I had been staying at. Lived with my Sis for a little while. I started working at this Video Store called Video USA, they were based out of New York. I was the Asst.Manager, the manager was this very pretty girl named Kelly. She was 10 years younger than me, but she was cool as hell.....very funny. She lived with a dude named Greg, they had an apartment and knew I was looking for a place to stay. So I moved in with them, it was cool living with them, Kelly had 2 little brothers who were always wanting to go fishing. We used to take turns cooking and trying to out do each other.

Gregg and I got to be really good friends, he was this long haired Dude that could dance his butt off. If we all were running low on money, Greg would go to clubs and win dancing contest all the time. Always a top 2 finish at least. Kelly and I never went with him. He would come back with anywhere from $ 100.00 to $ 50.00 cash he had won. I lived with them a little over a year. One day, before I moved out...Kelly looked at me and said "You like me don't you". I said "of course". She said "no, you really like me...you have a crush on me"

Well, she was right. But I'm not the type to betray a friend by messing with his girl. She looked at me and said "I like you Kenny, and if I was single I would be your girl." Of course that made me feel good, cause Kelly was so pretty and cool. Any way I moved out and I did not see either of them for about 8 years.

It was around 1993 and I was at the Mall, shopping. I heard this voice call and I turned around and it was Kelly. She still was so pretty and sweet. We hit it off and were talking and cutting smiles at each other. This Dude walked up and said "Are you ready to go Kelly", she introduced him as her husband. She said that Greg would never work and stayed high to much, so she left him years back. We both had looked at each other as if we still had feelings for each other. At least I know I did. Her husband looked kind of jealous that she was talking to some other Dude. I shook his hand and told him he had a wonderful wife, that we had been friends a long time. She turned back and winked at me as she left. It kind of broke my heart for a few days.

So two days ago, Aunt Marge and I were at Walmart. We were in the self checkout line. I heard this voice say "Are you Kenny Babb" and I turned around and there she was. Looking older, but as pretty as ever. That sweet smile and those pretty brown eyes looking at me. Of course I was about 60 lbs heavier and with 75% less hair than the last time I saw her. It had been 14 years since we had last seen each other.

I felt those magic feelings in my Heart and we began to talk. We hugged each other real strong. I could tell that same connection was there, I could tell she still cared for me. It was in her eyes and smile.

We talked and I was about to ask her for her phone number, when I saw these two young boys running up and saying "Hey Mom, who you talking to" . She said "I'm married, I have 4 kids now". My heart was ripping out of my chest as I said "I'm happy for you Kelly, I'm glad life has been good to you". I ask her if she ever talked to Greg anymore. She said he had died a few months back, from to much drinking.

It was time to go, her kids walked on. We both stood there and looked at each other, like we knew that there was still something special there. She walked out and so did Marge and I.

As I was getting ready to pull out Kelly drove by, she looked at me and said "It made my day to see you again" I smiled and told her I felt the same. Marge later looked at me and said "That girl really liked you, I could tell."

It broke my heart again........


I guess it was just never meant to happen...........


Just wanted to share that with you all, maybe some of you have sort of been in the same situation one time or another.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 09:31 PM


I should have titled it"a Ship and a Blimp passing in the night"..LOL !

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 09:43 PM
Or seven turns on an old dirt road.

Don't sell yourself short Kenny.

Do I have to keep telling you that?

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 09:59 PM
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Or seven turns on an old dirt road.

Don't sell yourself short Kenny.

Do I have to keep telling you that?


LOL ! I can't help it Dude.....I want to feel that "new love" feeling one more time...before I get to old.

Nothing like that feeling when you first meet someone special. As you get older that feeling gets rare..at least in my case it has.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 10:04 PM
You're not alone.

Keep your head up.

It will happen.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 10:53 PM
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You're not alone.

Keep your head up.

It will happen.


Your my Dr. Phil...LOL !

I feel better already......

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 11:26 PM
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You're not alone.

Keep your head up.

It will happen.


Your my Dr. Phil...LOL !

I feel better already......


I'm telling you, Kenny, if they ever make a movie out of Dan Brown's "Deception Point," you've got to get your ass to Hollywood to read for the part of Corky Marlinson. After that, you'll be beating them off with a stick.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 11:49 PM
Ships in the Night

Ships in the night
Searching for day
Beckoning lips
So far away
Shadows adrift
Hiding from light
Ships in the night
Sometimes you feel
Then again you can't
Morning comes down
Soon after the dance
Time slowly drowns
Streets so unreal
Needing to heal

Harbours of love
Shining so calm
Far beyond pain
Outside of harm
Why must we move
Into the rain
Again . . .
Ships in the night
Riding the waves
Yesterday slips
Into the haze
Memories ripped
Sliding from sight
Ships in the night

Maybe you win,
Maybe you lose
Future seems like
Just another ruse
Sirens invite
Us to begin
Come right on in

Harbours of love
Shining so calm
Far beyond pain
Outside of harm
Why must we move
Out of the sun
Into the rain
Again . . .

Lyrics by Pete Brown

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 12:07 AM
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Or seven turns on an old dirt road.

Don't sell yourself short Kenny.

Do I have to keep telling you that?


LOL ! I can't help it Dude.....I want to feel that "new love" feeling one more time...before I get to old.

Nothing like that feeling when you first meet someone special. As you get older that feeling gets rare..at least in my case it has.



i know the feeling you are talking about Kenny...definitly one of a kind! it doesn't matter if you're a young kid or an old person... you gotta remember that no one is ever too old for love... you never know what any of your tomorrows may bring, so don't count it out now...or ever!

btw, great story...wish it would be different for you though...one of those "i wonder if's..."

Ron hit the right song there, "Seven Turns" seems appropriate!

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 12:40 AM
What's a little infidelity between friends?

Consider yourself lucky. The ship I often run into is an ex and it is never a good thing.

Actually my wife and I were like that in a way. Dated in jr high and again a few years later. I was a R&R fool and did the cheating thing. I never wanted to hurt her so I broke up. Biggest mistake ever. I would run into her and always regret it. Even after all my crap, she still treated me like gold.

God blessed me years later and gave me a third chance. I didn't screw it up this time. At least not yet.

Who knows Kenny, maybe your ships will pass again or perhaps another ship will enter your harbour. Lord Almighty I sound sappy.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 06:06 AM
Guess we are on the same boat bro..

Its all good

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 06:34 AM

This is no lie, I once worked with this Fireman, he was goofy as hell.

He married the same lady four times and they divorced four times.

I guess he really loved her, but after 2 times..I would have figured it was not going to work.

Damn...I can't believe I started this sappy thread. But I was down at the time.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 06:52 AM
It's a great story Kenny... and a sad one too, of missed romantic opportunities... and the possibilities of where it all could have gone . Somethings are meant to be and somethings just aren't...

I know someone who should read this story...and you know who you are... Let me know what you think ???

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 07:13 AM
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What's a little infidelity between friends?

Consider yourself lucky. The ship I often run into is an ex and it is never a good thing.

Actually my wife and I were like that in a way. Dated in jr high and again a few years later. I was a R&R fool and did the cheating thing. I never wanted to hurt her so I broke up. Biggest mistake ever. I would run into her and always regret it. Even after all my crap, she still treated me like gold.

God blessed me years later and gave me a third chance. I didn't screw it up this time. At least not yet.

Who knows Kenny, maybe your ships will pass again or perhaps another ship will enter your harbour. Lord Almighty I sound sappy.


Must be all the maple syrup.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 07:21 AM
Hey Kenny,
What a nice story, I have a similar one myself. I met my other Ďshipí in my early 20ís, we met while I was visiting my brother on the other coast. I went home heart-broken. We stayed in touch (still are!) and for the longest time, whenever one of us was single and thought about the other, the other was involved with someone else.

Like you, itís been a long time. But you know what? Iím really not convinced that had we stayed together or gotten back together that it would have worked out. LTRs are very difficult and usually when they are over the aftermath is no pretty, so by dating, you actually risk loosing all the great feelings you now have in your heart.

So hereís how I think about this person, maybe you can do the same. I consider myself lucky that I once knew a really great guy (who I really believed was the ONLY one) and even though I doubt we will ever be together, I have great memories and it makes me feel good that we have this special thing between us. And it should make you feel good just to know that she clearly has a special place in her heart for you too!


 

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I want to feel that "new love" feeling one more time...before I get to old.

you will bro, you will

 

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This is no lie, I once worked with this Fireman, he was goofy as hell.

He married the same lady four times and they divorced four times.

I guess he really loved her, but after 2 times..I would have figured it was not going to work.

Damn...I can't believe I started this sappy thread. But I was down at the time.


I was on the other side of this trade.....

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You never know what's around the next corner.
You never want to know.


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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 09:58 AM
I had a similar situation as Rhonda, on and off and we always had one of us attached and one single.

I'll never forget her.


(I even named my daughter after her)

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 11:42 AM
man, what a story. there is something about un-consummated love that makes it even stronger than if it happened.

 

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It's a great story Kenny... and a sad one too, of missed romantic opportunities... and the possibilities of where it all could have gone . Somethings are meant to be and somethings just aren't...

I know someone who should read this story...and you know who you are... Let me know what you think ???


Kenny,

I don't see it as sad at all. That's actually a beautiful story. I have actually had a couple of people like that in my life. The thing is that there is always someone out there for you. Maybe it isn't ever going to be a "romantic" relationship. But you never know where you will go or end up and there is someone there who loves and cares about you. Someone that you have "made their day" just to see you. There is a huge bond. And maybe there is something cosmic that has pulled you two in the same place at the same time... Maybe it's not the end of the story.

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 12:03 PM
Appropriate to this topic...

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[Edited on 3/12/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 04:13 PM
Great story Kenny, you've got a real knack for writing. Keep it up.

Its horrible how a heart can hurt when the woulda,coulda,shoulda nerve gets pierced. Bet you felt kindof like Clint Eastwood in the 'Bridges' movie watching the truck turn left when he was turning right.

Like Lana always keeps reminding us...'Remember that you are loved'.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 04:28 PM
there is a lot of serendipity involved when you have had a connection with someone, and that will NEVER go away. Dont be sad that it didnt happen, be happy that you had a chance to touch (and be touched) someone special.


there are people that will always hold a special place in my heart for the way i once felt about them, lovers or not. the suck part is that most times the relationships went South and that makes it difficult to stay neutral..........but never, ever forget or minimize the impact that the person had you at that time and the love you once felt for them. Each time (in my experience) it is different.



Re: new love........

yeah, its all that and a bag of chips. I've been able to say, mean and hear "I Love You" more times than my fair share i'm sure........but actually not only 'meaning it' but FEELING IT is a goodamned beautiful thing. Matter of a fact, i've found that the for realeast of them all are the ones you don't have to say it to all, you just FEEL it.


my suggestion is to put out the intention that you wish to find the proper love for you, do it sincerly....and then forget about it. It worked for me. Love comes in many shapes and colors!




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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 04:37 PM
hell and you know what?

i'll take the 'ships passing in the night' love thing over the 'unrequited' love thing each time! that part BLOWS but is necessary as well.

i'm still getting over a boyfriend from two years ago that i fell HARD for, but after three months i could tell that he wasn't on the same page as me with the whole "OHMYGOD you are PERFECT for ME!" thing. The way that i felt had no room for 'not sure'. As far as i was concerned, i had found the one that i could live with for the rest of my life and that was that. it helps for both parties to be on that page.....and to stay on that page after the novelty wears off. *Sigh* it hurt, BAD, but it needed to happen.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 05:04 PM

I'm okay folks, i'm not gonna cut my own throat or anything.

It was just a trip, I really liked her. After not seeing her for so long, it took me a couple of days to return to my natural demented self. I love to be loved, like most folks do.

I miss those feelings like I had when I was younger, so times I get scared I will never have that feeling again. I'm sure i'm not the only one that feels that way.

I'll be okay, I appreciate the replies...I figured the thread would sink like the Titanic.

 

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