Friday, June 26, 2009

1991-1992







I first met the missus in 1989. She ran the ceramics studios and gallery at University of Illinois-Chicago, and I worked there as a teacher and artist-in-residence for a few years, although my full-time day job was a teacher of blind students.
In 1991 I was like
"hey, I am making some Christmas sugar cookies, wanna come over and frost some?" and that was the first time we did anything outside the studio. 3-4 months later we CLICKED and I kissed her. We got married not long after!
So, in cleaning the house, I came across this little album she had made of our first weeks together. Also pictured is my old bachelor cat Sammy, who passed away 2 years ago, age 17....

19 comments:

Becky Jo said...

Awww... look at you young hipsters. Frost cookies? That's adorable. :)

Hilary said...

Awww so sweet. Maude had to know you were special - not too many guys would have success with a like like .. wanna frost my cookies? ;)

Lou said...

okay, maybe nobody will agree with me, and this picture isn't the Best illustration of what I mean, but you remind me so much of Jamie Bamber in that photo of you in the wild colourdy jumpie!

http://l.yimg.com/l/tv/us/img/site/68/58/0000046858_20080228140822.jpg

anyone else think so?

Love these photos, thanks for sharing them :)

celeste said...

3-4 months?! Man, I thought Maurice was slow.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I was TRES polite and frost your cookies THEN meant colored icing on an actual cookie!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Lou, I looked at the pic and, who are those people?

Lou said...

Battlestar Gallactica Gary, Jamie Bamber plays Apollo (the guy on the left) and Edward James Olmos plays Bill Adama (right). I think you have a somewhat similar look in the colourdy jumper photo - similar eyebrow shape, eyes, jaw line etc.

It's a compliment ;)

Lynda said...

Goodness! I love how you both keep such good photo-records of your life... you go together like Forrest & Jenny, like peas & carrots :)

Linda Starr said...

Hi Gary, that's really sweet, you both look so cute together. Hey you and Spike have the same look on your faces at the top He he.

jimgottuso said...

i never could make myself use lines on girls when i was younger but of course "wanna come over and frost some cookies" never occurred to me. you were a "playa" back then. love the sweater too. maude was a looker

Kimberly said...

The way we were.

Kasey aka Captain Awesome said...

This is so sweet. I love that the first date was frosting cookies. Scott and I colored in the Good Touch-Bad Touch Activity Guide on our first date.

Emily SIL said...

You've known each other for twenty years! That's almost half of your lives.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

PLAYA!
She was gorgeous then, but still is!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Aaah, the adorability of youth.

g-man said...

Aw, what a cute couple.... It is fun to find those little treasures of your youth.

Emily SIL said...

I think the younger Mrs. Pottsblog bears a resemblance to Mary Louise Parker in her role as Nancy Botwin on "Weeds".

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

You wild and crazy guys! Frosting cookies.

Yay!

:-)

Miss Heather said...

Ha ha ha... the first time Michael and I did anything outside of church was when I made him cheesecake... food works! :)

And the sweater is AWESOME!! Seriously KILLER!!