There it is- right on my finger,
just where it SHOULD have been 37 years ago.
It's his class ring
Parkway North Sr High School
St. Louis (Creve Coeur) MO
Class of 77
My husband and I have been together since I was 14
when he popped out from behind his locker between
classes and asked me to go steady.
This was back in 1974 when we were in Junior High.
I said yes.
We had lived in the same subdivision, just a few houses apart,
since 2nd grade. Of course back then all boys had cooties
and the girls gave each other shots on a daily basis if we
even got near a boy!
One thing led to another and there we were,
still together during our senior year in high school
when everyone was getting their class rings.
Did I get to wear his ring, you might ask.
Well, no. I did not.
Not until 2014 when we found it in his mom's drawer.
My daughter picked it up and asked
"Who graduated in 1977?"
I grabbed it-
"Your dad did," but I'm wearing it now!
Ahhh, so nice.
Some things are worth waiting 37 years for.
I'll have to clean up mine and store them away together.