Kiss a Senior

Sorry, this blog entry is not about photography.  But you may still find this story interesting.  Back in High School there were many special days celebrated: First day of school, last day of school, first football game, Christmas break, prom and many many more... but one day that I remember, vividly, was a day called "Kiss a Senior Day".


Kiss a Senior Day was an unofficial day celebrated near the end of the school year by students, some more than others, where one would to walk up to a Senior and give them a peck on the cheek and wish them well after they graduated.  Although, many also used it as an excuse to kiss a Senior they had a crush on before the school year was over, because they possibly would never see them again.


I take you back to 1993, Hall D, at La Joya High School, Kiss a Senior Day.  As I walked down Hall D, to get to my next class, a cute freshman who I had never meet before walked up to me and asked, "You are a Senior, right?", to which I replied, "Yes."  Without skipping a beat she kissed me on the cheek, then ran away.  I quietly looked around, and thankfully, there was no one around to see me blush.  I thought about that freshman all day and wondered who she was.  Eventually we would run into each other again and again, but she would always hide from me, by turning around then walking in the opposite direction.  Eventually, her best friend came upto me to tell me that he friend had a crush on me, but she was too embarrassed to see me in person because of what she did.  Later that summer, after I had graduated, she had the courage to talk to me, and I asked her out on a date.  "The rest", as they say, "is history."  3 years later I married that shy, cute, freshman.


I would like to say to my wife, HAPPY 19TH ANNIVERSARY!  Thank you for that first special kiss. It will never be forgotten. 



May there be many more.

May there be many more.