Today Mom and Dad celebrate 35 years of marriage. I consider myself lucky to have parents that have been together so long and weathered the many ups and downs that come with marriage. I think it’s even more impressive when you consider they met on a blind date. We’ve all heard about or had our own blind date horror stories but lucky for Mom and Dad, they were meant to be.
Their first date happened the day after Christmas in 1971. Mom and Dad were set up by their mutual friends, Diane and Kenny, and they all met at a piano bar at a hotel in Somerville, Massachusetts. Originally Mom didn’t want to meet Dad because the first date was scheduled for New Year’s Eve and involved a stay over in a hotel. Mom being the good Catholic girl that she is said NO WAY! After some hounding from her friend, Mom agreed to join the three of them at the piano bar where they all spent 10 hours singing songs and enjoying the evening. As the saying goes, the rest is history and 35 years later, Mom and Dad have two lovely daughters (if I do say so myself) and built a fantastic life together.
Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad. We love you!