Basically, the conversation ended with him telling me I was a very respectful lady that he wished he could meet, and I told him he was a very sweet guy that I would like to meet too, but still not sweet enough to get a telephone number from me. He then tells me that it was ok, he could always get it off my phone bill. I told him that’s what he would have to do, because I wasn’t going to get caught up anymore than what I already had. I explained that I would act the same way if someone called me for his number, and he respected that. After we hung up, I called Nobles and told him what happened.
Yes, and I have thought about it many times since. Similar to many women in their twenties, I didn’t really understand much about relationships. I had had a few chemistry-driven relationships that ended very badly, so when I met my husband I was attracted to him because it seemed like it was quieter, more practical and almost destined to be. Our parents had the same names. We grew up in nearby towns. We were raised in the same religion and had (I thought) similar values and interests. I believed my soon to be husband was a kind man.
When we were coming up with our guest list and talking about who to invite, he wanted to invite everyone from his workplace except one person. I thought that was strange, as I was very inclusive and he appeared to be. I asked him about it and he talked about how “weird” this co-worker was and just was very disparaging of him. But he didn’t give any concrete examples of bad behaviors, etc. I had never met him, and of course I was busy with plans, so I just let it go. But I did think about the fact that it seemed kind of hurtful to leave just one person out—unless they were dangerous or something. On our wedding day his entire office was there, except this one co-worker, and I remember that it bothered me.
i eventually found out my husband (now ex) was not a caring, compassionate man. He just put on a mask. He turned out to be a liar, cheater and an embezzler. It took me 25 years to figure it out. He was pretty good at deception and I was so invested in our family that I was willing to be deceived. But I am now sure that somehow this co-worker had found out something about my ex, so that my ex felt exposed in front of him. I knew there was something wrong when he didn’t invite this man and couldn’t offer any real reason. And that was confirmed when I met him.
Democratic politicians know that the risk from opening schools and businesses isn’t that great, but want to keep those places closed until after the election to help Democrats win. I give this one a 55% chance of being true, at least to some extent. If this happened in, say, the summer of 2012, when Obama was running for reelection, and the tanking economy was hurting his poll numbers, I’d bet a lot more Democratic governors and pundits would be eager to open everything back up.
The crime itself was very pedestrian (no pun intended), just a DWI leading to a multi car collision. Thing is it happened right in front of me. I was driving to the Court house where I was scheduled to testify as a witness, when a beat up 55 Chevy passes me in a reckless manner for rush hour traffic. This was a commuter highway with a wooded center divider, and the guy quickly lost control (turned out it was a blowout) and went flying into the bushes and trees on the divider.