We met at a contra dance. My beloved was finishing his masters degree in engineering at UMASS Amherst. He had come to Tampa to install equipment in a NOA plane so that he could fly in hurricanes and take measurements. He attended a dance while there, we met, and that was the start.
He asked me to marry him on a subsequent visit at Halloween. I said yes.
We knew. We just knew it was to be.
My childhood friend Lane came, and her mother played the piano for me to walk toward my partner. No family to escort me, I chose my great friend Eric to escort me to Drew and couldn't have been in better hands.Drew's Uncle officiated.
We held the reception right there inside the community center hall.
We met dancing, and planned to marry on the day of a contra dance, so that after the reception we could go dance together as husband and wife! We are still each other's favorite dance partner. (I know his moves)
We still like cake!
Here we are in our going away duds. Off to meet the challenges of the world! Together!
This is our picture from a month ago, at Elizabeth Park Rose garden in CT...
My husband looks more handsome, and you can see our 8th anniversary gift in front.
(8th year is "poodle" )
We enjoy travel, long walks, dancing, eating out, comfort and peace,dogs, reading, and each other.
Not necessarily in that order. Happy 22nd anniversary to us!