Saturday, February 12, 2011

Prince Polo - Chocolate and Real Romance - My Valentine Story

Love, Serendipity, and Chocolate
by Amber Polo

           Once upon a time in1994. I was the marketing manager for a Boston conference taping company and my boss’s Polish wife decided to throw a party. Registered for a weekend regional Mensa conference at a hotel west of Boston, I was more interested in getting away from my co-workers than socializing with them. But, when your boss has a party, you go, even if the weather is awful and you know traffic to the west suburbs will be hell.

            So I ate Jolanta’s thick potato soup and dark bread and waited for the earliest polite moment to leave. At last, blocking the door, she told me I must take sweet treats with me. I opened my briefcase and she dropped in a handful of candy. I smiled and ran down the steps to head into Friday rush hour traffic.

            At the hotel Regional Gathering on Friday evening I met old friends. On Saturday morning I had my first ever tarot card reading. Still trying to make sense of the intricate cards, I walked into the Clear Thinking Workshop. I was not particularly interested in thinking; Thinking meant questions and I wanted answers. What did the future hold for me, my career, my fortune, and, most of all, my love life? Was it too much to hope to meet the love of my life? And soon?

            Sitting next to me, with obviously a more serious interest in clear thinking, was Vince Polo, an attractive, age-appropriate man from Maryland with a big smile. Vince and I left the workshop and over the next six hours drank a lot of coffee, discussed our lives, and shared personal stories and feelings. Vince’s intelligence, sense of humor, good looks, honesty, and his intense interest in me were irresistible. He stayed for the evening banquet, returned for sessions on Sunday and decided to stay in Boston for another day so we could have dinner on Monday evening.

            Sunday night, as I was unpacking my weekend luggage, I up-ended my bag and out fell two “Prince Polo Krunche wafel z kremem Kakawym oblewane naturalna Czekolada” candy bars in gold foil wrappers.

Had I found my prince?

Here's a photo from our Arizona wedding!

            A Polish deli near Sedona’s Well Red Coyote bookstore stocks Prince Polo chocolate-covered wafer candy bars. And like all the Polish people I've questioned, the deli owners agree the candy bars have been around forever and the name has no significance.

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  1. Wonderful story, Amber. May you have many happy years with your prince.

  2. Very sweet, in more ways than one. My husband asked me to marry him on our first date. I felt it was too soon and said no. He asked again, four days later. What a difference four days make. I said yes. We've been together for 31 years.

  3. Beautiful!! Isnt Serendipity wonderful? Since Ive met your Prince Polo, I know how perfect you two are for each other.

    There could never be anything more precious than having a Happy Ever After!

    hugs, Kari Thomas

  4. Talk about signs? I'm glad you listened to the "universe". What a wonderful post!

  5. What a wonderfully romantic story!
    You found your prince charming and Amber the best part of this blog is the beautiful, happy, and content smile on both your faces. Ah! Love is so grand!!!

  6. What a beautiful story! And I agree with Maeve. The candy bar was a sign!

  7. What a wonderful story, Amber. Thanks so much for sharing! I love the part about you wandered into the Clear Thinking Workshop, but weren't particularly interested in thinking :).

  8. Lovely story! Who knew! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.


  9. Wow, what a great story! Hopefully, when I'm ready my Prince will introduce himself to me...

  10. Oh, such a deliciously sweet story, Amber. Now I'm hungry for chocolate.

  11. What a wonderful and romantic story! Thank for sharing that!

  12. So glad you liked my "story." It seems to fit Valentines Day week. And when I saw Nicole's fantasy wedding photos I wanted to add mine.