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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Love stories

Posted March 18, 2011 10:22 a.m. EDT
Updated March 18, 2011 10:23 a.m. EDT

Thanks to all of you who were brave enough to share your strange habits. I laughed. I cried. I fell out of the chair and almost collided with Rufus!  But the little guy is okay.

All right. We had a contest. I just pulled a name from the hat. The winner is grannybam07. Congratulations on winning two tickets to the Bill Leslie & Lorica Concert at Johnston County Community College, March 26th at 7:00PM in the beautiful Paul Johnston Auditorium.

I’ve got another question for you today. How did your marriage proposal play out? I’ll hand out two more complimentary tickets to the Lorica Concert with the most interesting story.

Let me start with my story. Go back a “few” years to a Dairy Queen parking lot in Cary. With chocolate dipped vanilla cones in hand a young Cindy Miller actually proposed to me in my car. I had just received a job offer in Norfolk and I think she was afraid I might get away. She still had a lot of school in front of her but we managed to make it work. I took the job in Tidewater where she enrolled at Old Dominion. We married in Cary and before she could start school at ODU I accepted a huge offer to work in Houston at KULF Radio. Cindy then transferred to the University of Houston and received her undergraduate degree there. After three years in Houston we moved back to Cary where I took the job as news director at WRAL FM and the North Carolina News Network. Cindy then got her masters in speech pathology at UNC.  By the way, there was a famous usher in our wedding - Rick Dees.

What is your love story?