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You know that saying “You never get a second chance to make a first impression?” Well, in my experience, sometimes you do! When my husband and I first started dating, I was living in New Hampshire and he was living in Wisconsin. (Yeah, I know. It’s not ideal and I don’t recommend it!) Once we got engaged, I figured he should probably meet some of my extended family on one of his visits out East. My paternal grandmother was in Connecticut and was getting up there in years. She was always very interested in whatever I was doing and I knew she would appreciate meeting Jay.
So the next time Jay came out for a long weekend, we hopped in the car and drove the 2 1/2 hours down to CT and took my grandmother out to lunch. We had a nice time and she asked Jay all the kinds of questions you would expect as well as ooooh-ed and aaaahh-ed over the ring. It started to snow and she expressed a lot of concern about our trip back, so we cut the visit a bit short and hit the road for home.
The following week, I was chatting with her on the phone and she mentioned she would love to meet my new fiance the next time he was in town. I honestly thought she was kidding, as she was still pretty sharp and rarely had any major memory lapses. No, she seriously did not remember a minute of our visit and lunch the previous week. I tried to jog her memory by mentioning the snow storm, but she honestly had no recollection of the entire incident. She did wind up meeting Jay (again) at a later date and we often joked that if that first meeting hadn’t gone well, at least he would have had a second chance to make that first impression!
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