Greenville Life Winter 2019 - Page 31

S She hit a ringer heldon Franklin had a best friend with a “helpful” wife. She thought Sheldon needed a girlfriend, so she helpfully invited her neighbor, Angela, to a party at her home – and, of course, Sheldon was there, too. But Angela couldn’t attend, she initially replied, because she already had a date scheduled. Then, on the night of the party, Angela’s date stood her up, so she went on to the party. Angela met Sheldon, but it wasn’t exacty love at first sight. She immediately told him he needed a haircut and a shave. The following day, some of the neighbors and friends from the party got together to play horseshoes; both Sheldon and Angela showed up. He kept picking on her from behind when it was her turn to throw the horseshoe, she recalls. “I told him I was going to hit him in the head if he didn’t quit bug- ging me,” she says. “I ended up hit- ting him in the head and knocking him out – and I made a ringer.” They began dating and became engaged in September 1986; Sheldon and Angela wed in Nebraska on Feb. 28,1987. In an interesting turn of events, the guy who had stood up Angela served as one of the ushers at the wedding. Sheldon says he always thanks him for standing her up, Love Is All Around because if he hadn’t, he might have missed his chance at meeting and marrying Angela. The Franklins moved to Green- ville about 25 years ago; they have a son, Derek, and five grandchildren. D Insurance Group Denise Tippit Insurance of North Texas Debbie Debbie Sickels, Sickels, Agent Agent - Proud to Sell - Insurance Group Group Insurance of North Texas of North Texas 8709 Wesley Wesley St. St. Ste Ste C C 8709 Greenville, TX TX 75402 75402 Greenville, O: (903) 494-5512 O: (903) 494-5512 F: (903) 494-5514 F: (903) 494-5514 Call today for a free quote... (903) 454-9005 5417 Wesley St, Greenville, TX 75402 WINTER 2019 Greenville Life 31