Saturday, July 2, 2011
Still Crazy (About You) After All These Years
I first met Hank when I was 16 and a sophomore in high school. I had a good friend at the time who was a few years older than me and out in the working world. He was always talking about how cool his boss was. Well one weekend his boss had a party and my friend took me. When we got there he introduced us and yes, sparks flew and there was an immediate connection. He was so handsome with his dark hair and big beard! Keep in mind that I was only 16 and this man was 24 so he was smart and didn't pursue me. We would occasionally run into each other during the next 3 years and each time the attraction was mutually strong. After I had graduated from high school and was now 19, we ran into each other at a local nightclub. We danced the night away together. We started dating immediately and pretty much spent all our free time together. My parents were a little concerned because he was 8 years older than me and I think they felt he was too old and too much of a "hippee". However he won them over pretty quickly and they loved him too! I guess they didn't need to be concerned because 34 years later, we are still together and indeed still in love. We have 2 adult daughters we couldn't be prouder of and are looking forward to spending many more years together.