Last week The Zone wanted to know what song defined your teenage years.
This week The Zone wants to know, if you’re married or otherwise committed,
What is “your song”?
WineGuy and I celebrated 16 years of marriage on October 31. [Yes, that’s right. We were married on Halloween. That dress was the best costume I’ve ever had! 😉 ] We met and married in 1992 and struggled to agree on a song that defined us. WineGuy was enamored of “The Bramble and The Rose“. He loved the music and the lyrics, but I — pop-loving princess that I was am –wouldn’t hear of using a [gasp] folk song at my wedding. I thought our song should be “More Than Words” by Extreme. WineGuy would have none of that.
So, there we were, on the afternoon of August 23, 1992*, stuck in his parents’ condo way inland in Fort Lauderdale. I evacuated my apartment on Miami Beach, and WG evacuated his home near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. There was no food in the condo, so we went out to dinner to the only place that was still open, Lester’s Diner. Thunderheads and blue sky swirled overhead as we entered the diner. The jukebox was playing
and that became our song.
*the eve of Hurricane Andrew