East Texas couple's love story starts on a business card

East Texas couple's love story starts on a business card
Out of college, a young Laura Squiers worked for a lobbyist in Washington D.C.

"One of my jobs was to take people from the hill to lunch," said Laura. 

Her soon-to-be-husband Jake also worked in D.C. as a fine dining waiter and one evening, the maitre d of his restaurant informed him, ‘‘you've got two good lookin' ladies on table four.,'' said Jake Squiers.

From the moment he saw her, he was in awe.  

"She was absolutely gorgeous," said Jake. "I couldn't wait to find out more about her."

Before leaving the restaurant, Laura knew she needed to leave her information in an eye-catching way.

"I wrote on the back of the business card, 'you probably have 100 girlfriends... Can I be 101?'" said Laura. 

The two met after Jake got off work, and found themselves up until the early morning hours.

"We talked until like six o'clock in the morning, and we looked at our watched and it was morning already," said Laura. "We had just talked all night long."

Nearly three decades of marriage and three kids later, the Squires' found themselves back in East Texas.  

"We just decided that we wanted to put down some roots somewhere and bring our children up in a good wholesome environment and Lufkin was it," said Laura. 

Today Laura and Jake work as top officials of Burke and TLL Temple Foundation.  

A piece of advice that Laura has for newlyweds or those looking to be in relationships.

“I think the most important thing is to have a sense of humor, to be able to laugh at yourself, you know?”

The happy couple say they are looking forward to 28 more years of laughter.
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