DIANA REMEMBERS YESTERDAY.
Tod was my high school boyfriend. It had been love at first
sight and we were really close. But then he joined the army in
1986 and he went to serve overseas. We wrote to each other every
day at first but somehow a rumour got around that I was dating
other people –
there was no truth in this at all, by the way –
but he got to hear about it and he decided to break it off. I
was devastated, but eventually I realized I had to move on. I
got engaged to someone else even though deep down I was still
pining for Tod.
Well, ten years later my marriage was in a mess so I decided to
go home and stay with my parents to try and get away from it all.
I kept thinking about Tod and I had this feeling that something
bad had happened to him. So I googled him and found his phone
number, and I phoned and left him a message. Two days later he
called back. It turned out he'd been looking for me too on the
Internet, but he hadn't managed to find anything so he'd given
up. Anyway we talked on the phone for hours and to cut a long
story short the next morning he got on a plane and I picked him
up at the airport, the same one I'd taken him to when he went
away with the army eleven years before. We've been together ever
since, and we live in Seattle, and we've got two great kids. I
love telling this story you know, every time I tell it I cry.