How Did You Meet Your Spouse?

Week of September 19, 2001

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Karen DeWoskin
Co-Owner, Dove Café

"It was in an elevator. He had a restaurant in the building that I lived in, and he had a stack of calendars for the bands performing that month. He just kind of grunted, 'Want one?' and handed me a calendar. After that, I could tell he was interested. I would go in and out of the building, and he would kind of watch for me."

Chris Graviss
Radiologist, Belleville Memorial Hospital

"It was during the NLCS playoffs against Atlanta. Friends dragged me down to Corwin's, and I was at the bar, watching the game and nursing a hangover. She was working next door at a hair salon, and she kept coming by to check out the score -- she seemed just great, the kind -- and after the Cards won, we went down to the Landing to celebrate. The rest is history."

Collins Robinson
"A blind date, the first one ever for each of us. When a good friend wants to introduce you to somebody, you trust his judgment -- and it worked out. Everything is copasetic. I love my wife. She gave me a fine son, a honeymoon miracle."

E.S. Sturma
Retired Vendor, Busch Stadium/Sportsman's Park

"In the alley, when we were 5 years old. We were poor. We were happy. Somebody had a baseball, and we just started throwing it around."

Howard Bowens
Organizational Consultant

"High school. I was a shy guy, and I saw this beautiful girl who was also shy. I never said anything to her, and she never said anything to me. Then, at the graduation, with everybody standing around being nostalgic, she said she was about to walk home, and I asked if I could walk with her. That's when we learned we liked each other."

John Caponera
Comic/Actor, The Good Life

"She was a waitress at the Comedy Store in LA and trying to become an actress. She was bringing our drinks, and she dropped a lime at our table, and when she went to pick it up, I said, 'I'm gonna marry her.' She's the best. Not only is she beautiful, she has a big heart."

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