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TidBits About Donna #1 Fifteen Minutes Before Midnight

David asked me to dance at 11:45 pm only fifteen minutes before the Saturday night dance ended at Y-Co in Erie, Pennsylvania. I was sixteen years old. I fell in love that night and I’m still in love with him today.

I don’t know if it was his cute face, his fresh Tide scent, or the way he held me in his arms for that last dance under the strobe light. And no, I don’t remember what the song was. You’d think I would.

The next morning I told my mother, I met the boy I was going to marry. I did marry David four years later and we have been dancing those last dances, sans strobe light, for  forty years.

Life is a dance. Sometimes it glides. Sometimes it stumbles.


January 10, 2010 - Posted by | Anything Writing


  1. I hope everyone gets the opportunity to dance!

    Comment by Sanner | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. As Lee Ann Womack sings, “when you get the choice to sit it out or dance — I hope you dance.” I’m going to dance through life with David who started it all.

    Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | January 13, 2010 | Reply

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