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(News Journal)   Soldier sends a rose a day to his wife, then surprises her by delivering the last rose himself   ( divider line
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17230 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Nov 2004 at 12:49 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-11-06 09:21:20 AM  
Good job, asshole. Way to raise the bar for all your buddies.
2004-11-06 09:22:19 AM  
So he surprised her with himself and handed her the 15th rose, in honor of their 15th wedding anniversary, which he missed while overseas in Iraq and Kuwait.

That was slick. He was lucky he was able to time it exactly right that he would come home on the day of the fifteenth rose.

Very romantic.

Nicely done, Sergeant. I'm sure you will be getting some very soon. :)
2004-11-06 09:33:14 AM  
I am impressed. I think I'll go pick up a bouquet of fall foilage off the ground and wake my wife up with it!!
2004-11-06 09:35:19 AM  
Note: It's pretty important to have someone do a bit of recon for you before doing this. It'd be a real buzzkill to show up with the 15th rose and interrupt your wife and her (ahem) fitness instructor in the midst of their workout.

/the more you know...
2004-11-06 09:47:26 AM  
Thats beautiful man

*sniff sniff*
2004-11-06 09:48:14 AM  
Actually, it's more of a buzzkill to come home to find out your wife voted republican.
2004-11-06 09:50:15 AM  
SchlingFo pretty much covers it here...

BTW...welcome home Sgt. Jeff Drushel...
2004-11-06 09:56:43 AM  
What a great guy: serves his country proudly and loves his wife. This should have had the HERO tag.
2004-11-06 10:59:14 AM  
I don't care if it's sappy. That's awesome.
2004-11-06 11:05:58 AM  
Man, I'm such a sucker for stories like this. Civilian salute!
2004-11-06 11:24:34 AM  
Testy Wasserman ~ It also helps to do this at the wife's work. Fewer surprises there.
2004-11-06 12:12:09 PM  
stupid...story...eyes....tearing up...
2004-11-06 12:35:40 PM  
That rules...that just RULES.
2004-11-06 12:46:51 PM  
I can't believe that you guys fall for all this bullshiat.

It's great that this guy got to come home, but what about the tens of thousands of people that miss their anniversaries, their kids' birthdays, holidays, etc? What about the thousands of dead soldiers who will never get to celebrate any of those things again.

But no, this is SUCH a sweet story! The fact that this one guy got to come home and made the national news really just makes up for all that! I mean, NO WAY was this a pathetic publicity stunt to distract attention away from all the people who have had their tours extended 2, 3, more times.

And then you all fell for it.

2004-11-06 12:53:17 PM  
someone's getting lucky tonight!
2004-11-06 12:53:34 PM  
and M.s. megan p

you fell for the fact that putting green in your hair is cool...

get out of 1994 plz k thx
2004-11-06 12:54:16 PM  
2004-11-06 12:55:31 PM  
I can't believe that you guys fall for all this bullshiat.
It's great that this guy got to come home, but what about the tens of thousands of people that miss their anniversaries, their kids' birthdays, holidays, etc? What about the thousands of dead soldiers who will never get to celebrate any of those things again.

Politics notwithstanding, it's something we knew about ahead of time, volunteered for, and live with. Spare us the pity.

/has missed his fair share of birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays
2004-11-06 12:55:34 PM  
So he was only there for 15 days???
2004-11-06 12:55:38 PM  
Hmmm.. and the newspaper just HAPPENED to be there taking pictures.. I agree pmegan, whattaloadashiate...
2004-11-06 12:57:59 PM  
Haiku: was that the best you could do? How sad. I expected so much more from you. You have really let me down.
2004-11-06 12:58:23 PM  
I guess it's wrong to celebrate good things. Better to lament the bad things. Huh. Whoda thunk it?
2004-11-06 12:58:29 PM  
I've got a semi.

She's hot.
2004-11-06 01:00:10 PM  
pmegan: it sounds like you really need to get laid.
2004-11-06 01:03:07 PM  
Bet he was knee deep in pootang a couple of hours after that.
2004-11-06 01:03:18 PM  
pmegan, hush up. That's just nasty talk.

BizarreRecords, that photo didn't look professional AT ALL. More likely, it was a coworker who whipped a camera out.

What is WRONG with you guys? It's just a sweet story. Tone down the cynicism for a little while, please.
2004-11-06 01:03:50 PM  
And then you all fell for it.

They fell for it like the suckers they are!!

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2004-11-06 01:04:17 PM  
Couldn't have said it better pmegan!
2004-11-06 01:04:29 PM  
Hmmm.. and the newspaper just HAPPENED to be there taking pictures.. I agree pmegan, whattaloadashiate...

Who said that was at the time of?
2004-11-06 01:06:29 PM  
2004-11-06 12:46:51 PM pmegan

If we are to value the tens of thousands of separations and missed opportunities, then we should value the reunions and the opportunities taken as well. We do not automatically forget about those who haven't come back, and those who will never come back by calling this incident "sweet."

Those who truly care about the people overseas will not forget them because of this story, and those who truly care will likewise not spit their vitriol against it. There are much better targets.

2004-11-06 01:06:37 PM  
I'm no sissy, but I have to admit that was cool.
2004-11-06 01:08:41 PM  
I agree w/ SchlingFo. Now my gal will expect more from me than a shower once a month.
2004-11-06 01:08:58 PM  
I think I've got a food in the oven.
I gotta go.
2004-11-06 01:09:29 PM  
That is really sweet.
2004-11-06 01:10:08 PM  
In related news, a soldier killed his wife yesterday when he found out 14 rose-delivery men had nailed his wife during the previous two weeks...
2004-11-06 01:10:13 PM  
A poem for PMegan

(to warm her up to romantic notions in a time of war--I mean there's nothing like death knocking at the door to make the cockle's glow warmly and passionately, right?)

by Hart Crane

Voyages II

--And yet this great wink of eternity,
Of rimless floods, unfettered leewardings,
Samite sheeted and processioned where
Her undinal vast belly moonward bends,
Laughing the wrapt inflections of our love;

Take this Sea, whose diapason knells
On scrolls of silver snowy sentences,
The sceptred terror of whose sessions rends
As her demeanors motion well or ill,
All but the pieties of lovers' hands.

And onward, as bells off San Salvador
Salute the crocus lustres of the stars,
In these poinsettia meadows of her tides,--
Adagios of islands, O my Prodigal,
Complete the dark confessions her veins spell.

Mark how her turning shoulders wind the hours,
And hasten while her penniless rich palms
Pass superscription of bent foam and wave,--
Hasten, while they are true,--sleep, death, desire,
Close round one instant in one floating flower.

Bind us in time, O Seasons clear, and awe.
O minstrel galleons of Carib fire,
Bequeath us to no earthly shore until
Is answered in the vortex of our grave
The seal's wide spindrift gaze toward paradise.
2004-11-06 01:10:21 PM  
don't worry cheapskates adequately performed cunnilingus is always preferable to flowers
2004-11-06 01:10:37 PM  
All together now....

2004-11-06 01:12:22 PM  
See?!? There ARE great guys left in the world!

Check out this guy:​6343

And my boyfriend sends me flowers at random almost once a week!

To all the women dating assholes: Leave them! There's better out there!

/But you can't have mine.
2004-11-06 01:12:38 PM  
regardless of whatever motivation people may think is behind the stunt, you gotta agree regardless that it's sorta a special thing for the wife and husband, it's a nice story! have a heart
2004-11-06 01:12:44 PM  
I think this deserves a hero tag as well
2004-11-06 01:13:04 PM  
See guys all it takes is one good idea and you are a prize catch.

I personally I will surprise my wife from time to time with a hot bubble bath candles soft jazz music and some wine (sometimes flowers too). I give her that and a book and I can watch TV for at least a half an hour undisturbed.

Somehow she thinks I'm a good guy.
2004-11-06 01:13:36 PM  
In my version of the story he walks in and catches her orally servicing his best friend and kills them both.
2004-11-06 01:14:02 PM  
How funny would that have been if he had surprised her in bed cheating on him, with a vase of 14 roses on the bedside table?
2004-11-06 01:15:10 PM  
that's awesome! sappy but awesome.
/planning to make boyfriend read this article "by accident"
2004-11-06 01:15:50 PM  
Dil Doe

Not funny at all? Is that the right answer?
2004-11-06 01:16:56 PM  
Oh yeah Lace Valentine war is SO romantic it just brings poetry to my heart. Why don't you recite a beautiful poem over the dead bodies and bring a tear to all of our eyes because slaughter is not enough of a reason to cry.
2004-11-06 01:16:59 PM  
ferfer72 --

And what have you done for boyfriend? You could at least get him one of your girlfriends for a threesome.
2004-11-06 01:17:11 PM  
From your website:

I'm a 25 year old unemployed lady of liesure

Yeah. Them soldier boys are suckers. And the folks that support them are suckers. Sounds like you've got it pretty good, though. That just happened by itself, right? Wait--I'm sorry--you earned it.

You fought the dictators. You defended our nation. You bled. You died.

You didn't?

Gues those that did are the suckers, right?

And they certainly don't deserve your respect. Or gratitude.

2004-11-06 01:17:36 PM  
pmegan...I think you left the "S" out of your name - pms egan.
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