June 12, 2010
Matchmaking on rollerblades
Its about time I finally set things straight....
I can boast, yes, about two things: One of them is meeting my future brother -in -law on roller blades. The second is that I was the one and only matchmaker in that union! Various versions of the story do exist. Granted he is the brother of a very close friend. But does that fact alone give said close friend credit for thinking up the match? We even have another dear friend who takes credit because he introduced us to "close friend", whose younger brother is now my brother-in-law of 7 years! The chain of stories can keep on going, confusing you all even further.....
Here is the story: It was a summer day in Geneva and as newly weds, my husband and I decide to partake in a very romantic activity which consisted of roller blading around the lake of Geneva. My husband got a phone call from said close friend who happened to be on the other side of the lake with his brother who was visiting from New York, wondering if we could meet up. We roller bladed there and reached a group of guys. I was introduced, and casually I asked: "So where is your bro?" There were no two guys in the group that had any family semblance to one another. It was then that I was acquainted to my brother- in -law- to -be, and reacquainted again (this time without roller blades) at our favorite chocolate cake cafe.
It was around that single piece of chocolate fondant and three forks, that my husband, future brother-in-law and I, shared a moment which turned into a realization for me . When the gentleman went to the washroom, I elbowed my husband. This gesture of elbowing was more important than what I said later because the
idea had formed with that gesture: "He would be so great for my sister!"
And the rest is history...
I will take this opportunity to wish my dear brother -in -law a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!
P.S. I think my matchmaking role should clearly be acknowledged by now!
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