Lynn’s Recollections and Reflections #27 – Meeting Keith


I had finally settled into my new home. I was hoping that my prayers that I hadn’t completely messed up Kenny were being answered.

While divorce ended my marriage it didn’t end the partnership of being parents to Kenny. It was so ugly and always a struggle. I didn’t know then but I would end up keeping a lawyer on retainer until Kenny turned 18. In the summer of 1992, Kenny was just 7 years old.

I was also still dating knuckleheads. I did have a boyfriend who lasted for about a year but he was not right for me and I was not right for him.

The Fox River where we live.

One Summer Day in July

By July of 1992, I had my own Interior Design firm that kept me pretty busy. It was me and one other Interior Designer who worked for me.

She happened to live in a home on the Fox River and had a boat. On a particularly nice day when we had a little downtime, we decided to take the boat out for a ride.

We stopped at a local river restaurant to get lunch. There was a guy there who my friend/employee introduced me to. His name was Keith and he owned a glass company that I guess we had worked with for customers. I was told that he had delivered a glass tabletop to my house. I had no recollection of ever meeting him.

He had a SeaDoo (small 2-person watercraft) and asked me if I wanted to take a ride. I had never been on one before and since I was always up for new things, I said yes.

He took me to his house on the river. He gave me a tour of a small A-Frame that was an obvious bachelor pad. Then we headed back to the restaurant. My friend and I headed back to her house shortly after returning.

picture of the back of our home
This is the house he brought me to in 1992
This is our home now

A First Date

Keith called me a few days later and asked me if I wanted to spend the day with him on his boat. We went to lunch at another restaurant on the river and spent a fun day getting to know each other. He was a nice guy but was not really my type.

A Second Date

He called the following weekend and asked me to go to a Joe Cocker Concert. I hate Joe Cocker.

But Kenny was with his Dad and I had no plans so I said yes.

I’m going to leave things right here. Tune in next week to find out what happens next.

Peace & Love,

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  1. The Introduction
  2. My Parents and Their Friends in the 60s
  3. A Lonely Kid
  4. The Day I Ran Away TO Home
  5. The Tornado
  6.  Moving Away from My Friends
  7. The Summer of 1975
  8. Living with the Devil
  9. After the Summer of 1975
  10. The Wedding
  11. Newlyweds and 2 New Houses
  12. A Baby
  13. Behind Closed Doors
  14. Living the Dream
  15. Four Tumultuous Years
  16. My Sister
  17. Fast Forward To Today
  18. The Divorce
  19. Do Your Homework
  20. Why Am I Writing This
  21. Living Through Abuse
  22. Fixer Upper
  23. Dating Single Mom
  24. The Ghost
  25. Losing My Favorite House
  26. Present Day

Meet Me

I’m an Interior Designer, Professional Organizer, and Party Planner who lives in the suburbs of Chicago in a 1,300 sq., ft., home with my “Handy” husband, Keith.

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    1. Thank you – We have so much going on here that I don’t have time to not feel better 🙂

  1. Wendy McMonigle says:

    Seriously, you are going to leave me hanging! LOL
    I may just have to call you! :)))))