When we went to New Orleans there was still plenty we didn't know about each other. Willie had it in his head that I would love to look for antiques on this Royal Street. But he was unaware that I wasn't an antique lover. We walked and looked and walked and looked and he kept asking me if there was anything I wanted him to get for me.
At last, I saw a small lamp table that was had fairly clean lines and gorgeous inlaid wood. I told him I really liked it even though it was not my decorating style. He went to inquire about the price. $40,000!!!! It was a King Louis XIV!
It was the last time (thankfully) he has ever in the rest of our life together suggested going antiquing.