It was thirty years ago today…

Today was the 30th anniversary of my first date with Lucy, not the 10th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper teaching the band to play.

July 15, 1984 was a very hot day with a light breeze and little humidity. Today was almost fall-like with the high over 10°F cooler than normal, moderately breezy, and low humidity making the air feel crisp. Despite the heat and sun, we managed almost three hours at the Minnesota Zoo. I know she had a good time because she wanted to go out with me again.

Lucy made such a positive impact on me that I can remember that first date in extraordinary detail. I see Facebook updates and blog posts from others celebrating first date anniversaries. It is nice to see I am not the only romantic remaining. Lucy and I had such a successful marriage because we kept the romance alive, laughed often and treasured our time together.

For those of you still lucky enough to be with your special someone, take a moment to give that person a meaningful hug and think back to your first date. Whether it was romantic or a disaster, that date set into motion the events that drew you together as a couple. Cherish those memories and may you have many more moments together.

First date 30th anniversary bouquet

First date 30th anniversary bouquet

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  1. Mary Davis

    What loving memories.

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