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They’d been dating for some time. He thought she was wonderful, but with brothers for siblings, he didn’t fully understand girls. He seemed to have been used and badly treated by them so far. But maybe it had been his failure to decode the signals. So he was cautious; he didn’t want to lose this one.

Sitting together in his dad’s car on her parents’ drive before her curfew, he needed to speak. Fearing the worst, he was tentative. Nervously he announced.

“I think I love you.”

“I think I love you too.”

Doubly thoughtful...

No more thinking ever since.

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    Drew Martyn 3 months ago

    Lovely :) You and Mrs H?

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Thanks Drew. Yes!... word for word. Like the evening we first met and our intro and my tetchy outro, it’s etched on my memory!

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    shaun 3 months ago

    Now it is simply a comfortable knowing.

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    Christopher 25 days ago

    Very nice. I was wondering about the year. If it was 1970 it would have been appropriate to have the Partridge Family's "I Think I Love You" playing over the radio (I'm guessing that was a hit over there).

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    Neville Hunt 25 days ago

    The year, Christopher? Well you’re pretty close! Probably 1968... and The Partridge Family we’re indeed flying over here too!

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    Christopher 25 days ago

    1968 was the year my parents got hitched. Their song was "I Love You" by a group called People, which they said came on the radio every time they got in the car that summer before they got married. It was actually a cover of an old song by The Zombies.

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    Neville Hunt 25 days ago

    I’ll check it out. I remember the Zombies “well no-one told me about her-er” (‘She’s not there’) but not ‘I love you’
    For us it was 1971; 49 years ago today, and I might even celebrate it in verse, as well as finding that Zombies song on Spotify before she wakes up.

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    Christopher 24 days ago

    I don't think "I Love You" was a hit for them (certainly not in the USA), but it's a good song. I prefer "Time Of The Season" and the album from which it came "Odessey and Oracle," a real masterpiece.

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