Last night Aarahi and I were laying in bed talking before going to sleep, as you do. The conversation turned to first kisses. Now I think I have a pretty interesting first kiss story. I can laugh about it now and ask myself "what on earth were you thinking?!"
The story goes like this. I was 15/16 and my best friend and I were dating two guys who also happened to be best friends. One night we were all hanging out together at my boyfriends house. Lets call him "Ben". It was around 1am. My parents always told me "the Holy Spirit goes to bed at 11pm, so should you" I probably should have bee the good little Mormon girl listened to that advice in retrospect. Anyway, I was 16 and not really caring too much about what my parents would be thinking. So we decide "hey, it's a nice night for a walk" and we head off down the road to explore the old abandoned cemetery at 2am. People who know me well, know I don't like dead things at all, I hate all things related to death. To this day I am still unsure about what possessed me to willingly go along with this grand idea.
After a good hour or so of perusing the grave stones and chasing rabbits, we split off from my friend and her boyfriend. They were probably going to do the same thing as us. We walked a little further and found ourselves standing in front of the grandest family grave plot. The Bakers. It was actually like a house. I doubt they were even buried underground. The though sends chills down my spine now.
It was right outside Annie Bakers grave marker that "Ben" lent in for the kiss. There were no sparks, zip zilch nothing. It was terrible. I wondered why on earth I had waited so long. It wasn't great at all! Sorry "Ben" if you read this but I am sure you will agree it was probably the worst kiss you have ever had too. Well at least it makes for a good story. Every time I drive past the cemetery now I laugh. My husband thinks I am insane, but that is nothing new.
I tired to find some old photos of us all back in the day but this was as good as I could find. Seminary class photo 2003!