I met him, our Daddy D on July 1, 1964, 43 years ago today at about 8:10 AM at the Indiana University Fort Wayne Extension Library. Isn't he handsome? Actually, then he had a flat-top haircut rather than the Beatle's haircut featured in this picture. On that day in 1964, I was beginning employment as a young freshman at the library. Daddy D, two years my senior, was a library worker as well.
Our first date was not until a month later, we went to see a the Beatle's movie, A Hard Day's Night. This was an quite eventful evening. Our hero arrived late because he had another date prior to our date. That same evening, I also had the opportunity to have another date as another male friend, Ron Bennett, called while I was waiting for my tardy suitor. Ron was a friend from childhood, and we had just ended a brief dating relationship. Ron called to ask me to the same Beatle's blockbuster. When I told Ron that I already had plans for the evening, he must have thought that I was putting him off as Ron said, "We can go as just friends." I exclaimed, "No really, I have plans for the evening." When Daddy D and I arrived at the theater, the movie was about to began. On his best first-date-behavior, Daddy D suggested that I choose where we should sit. The theater was quite crowded. As we walked down the aisle, we were in luck as there were two open seats in the middle on the end of a row of seats just where I like to sit. As I entered the row to sit down, who should I see but my former beau, Ron Bennett in the third seat in that very row. Not wanting to view the movie with an old boyfriend and my new boyfriend at the same time, I said quickly to Daddy D, "No, let's sit up front; there are better seats up there." There we sat in the first row of the theater with our necks crooked to see the movie. Daddy D must not have minded too much because we are still together 43 years later.
You can read about our second date here on our team blog, Mama Said, Papa Said.