There once were two young sweethearts. Their names were Jack and Lucille. They were students at new Providence High School in Alabama. They had a young burning love.
Soon, they graduated high school, and took two different life pathways. Jack went into the Army, and left the country to fight in war. Lucille, stayed at home and decided to futhur her education to become a teacher. Although each promised to write, life went on, and soon the letters stop coming.
Many years went by, both married other people, had children, and grandchildren. Although they were with other people, they often caught themselves wondering, "what if"?
One night Lucille decided to go to the cafe not too far from her home called St. Papa's. There they served liquor, and pizza and always had a band playing country music. Lucille found a table in a dark corner, and ordered herself a small pepperoni pizza, and a vodka tonic.
She started to enjoy her meal when out of the corner of her eye she saw a very familiar man. He had the same sillhoute she remembered all those years ago. It was Jack! She stared at him for many minutes trying to work up the courage to go up to him. Just then Jack looked up, and he and Lucille locked eyes.
Jack walked up to Lucille, and she realized this was the man she has loved all these years. Jack ever so kindly asked for her hand to dance. They took to the dance floor, and shared all their stories of their lives since their parting in 1954. Old love began to show up in their lives again.
Jack and Lucille shared many laughs that night, and soon became best friends. A few years later, both Lucille and Jack's spouses passed on, and they found comfort in each other. They both realized that this was fate, and soon decided to wed. They lived many happy, wonderful years together.
This story was written by the following elders at SHC of Erin, TN: Margret Baylor, Fronia Anderson, Mary Finch, Betty Tracy