Afternoon Delight

Studly and I married in 1976. We were young, oh, so very young, and so very broke. We spent our wedding night at The Camelot Inn in Amarillo, Texas, but had to move to a less expensive motel for the rest of our honeymoon. The only thing less expensive than The Camelot Inn was a Motel 6, but none of that mattered. We were in loooove!

We had rented a tiny two bedroom house in Dumas, and thank goodness we’d paid our first month’s rent in advance, otherwise we’d have been in serious trouble. I’m not sure what either of us thought marriage was all about beyond the fact that we could now sleep together legally.

To commemorate this wondrous new development, we adopted as our song, “Afternoon Delight,” a one hit wonder by John Denver’s backup singers, The Starland Vocal Band. To this day when I hear the lyrics, “Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight…” I get all tingly inside. Of course nowadays I generally dismiss that feeling as menopausal in nature and wait for it to pass.

Peace, People!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

11 thoughts on “Afternoon Delight”

  1. heh. Same here as far as no money with that marriage right out of high school. fun times—didn’t know we could live on 4 for a dollar tacos for a whole year!


  2. As it is 9am here this post has been a morning delight for me. As for the tingle I had a blood test for that recently. ..negative but I’m on a Rocky Mountain High after just having my second double espresso lol x

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