LaLa’s Beautiful Love Story
Well, I was a shoeshine boy and her uncle had a cafe, And for lunch I would go to the cafe.
you know, put the squinty eyes on her, And…she was kind of bashful And her uncle would notice this each day,
But her uncle started teasing her about this, and she wouldn’t come out when I came to lunch, She wouldn’t come out, you know. She stayed back there.
But, you know, when I put that eye on her, That was love at first sight…
– Got them eyes, girl. – You knew it, she knew it.
– And from time to time, when she got angry at me
or something, I would look her dead in the eye, you know.
And she’d go, “Ah.” You know, yeah.
– That’s really sweet. – Yeah, yeah, yeah.
– That’s really sweet.
So, she passed away
just a month before your 60th wedding anniversary.
But I understand something really special happened
before she passed.
– Oh, my.
That night, I’d never forget.
She said about midnight, she said,
“I have a little indigestion.
Would you get me some Sprite?”
I said, “Of course.”
And I, you know, went and got the Sprite,
she took a couple swallows,
she said, “Oh, I feel better already.”
You know, and then about 3:00 in the morning,
she said, “Oh, I got that funny feeling.
Would you get me some more Sprite?”
And I said, “Of course,”
and I went and got her some more Sprite.
She said, “I feel better.”
You know, and about, I’d say about
in the morning,
I said, “Well, baby…”
I called her my baby girl.
I said, “Baby, I’ma get up and make the breakfast.”
And she said, “Okay.”
I said, “Would you like to get up with me?”
She said, “No, I’m gonna lay here for a little while.”
You know, and I was noticing she wasn’t doing well,
and I said, “I gotta call 911.”
And I called 911,
and, I mean, they came and– real response.
Time, you know.
And I called them and I said–
and I went back to her,
and I start patting on her face like that.
And…she looked up like this.
And we looked at each other.
And she told me, “I love you.” And…that was it.
Of course, after she told me that, not a little norm and stuff like that,
but my greatest memory from that…I can live with that for the rest of my life.