We went to the Sweet Sixteenth Birthday Party for Dove, the girl who actually introduced us, and set us up. I was a very shy, skinny sophomore in high school. He was a very popular senior who played football, was a class officer, and king of the girls' sock hop.
Now, I'm not sure I should kiss and tell, but he did kiss me on our very first date. Shocking, isn't it? I was a bit mortified. We went to the prom together about a month later.
|Jim & Sally|
Here we are, fifty years later. This photo was taken at a 50 year class reunion this past year. Now please note, I did not graduate 50 years ago. I am much younger than my husband. Remember, he dated me when I was just a sophomore and he was a senior.
|Dove & Sally|
EHS Reunion 2010
Today, is Dove's birthday. I hope it is a happy one. Perhaps she will go skiing in Vermont with her dear husband. I will be thinking of her. I never forget her sweet sixteen birthday. We were all so young back then, but we made friendships and relationships that grow more valuable with passing day.
Dove, the years have taken all of us down roads we never expected to travel back in 1961. I guess that between the two of us, we could write quite a book. We've been separated by years and by miles, but you have always been such a dear friend to me. Happy birthday! I hope you have many more.