We officially met on my 26th birthday, February 26, 1979, but we had been eyeing each other on my weekly shopping trips to Bayless for quite some time. Coincidentally, at that time, their advertising on TV was
“A. J. Bayless…your store for meat and more”.
So, we met at Sunrise Ski Resort on Chairlift #3, when I skied up and shouted SINGLE and Gary pushed his friend over the cliff and called back SINGLE.
We skied together all day, taking the last chair up the mountain at dusk. We each had a secret we were keeping from the other; mine was that although my heart was very available, legally, I was not. His was that he already knew, for the first time he saw me in his store, he ran to the cash register and pulled out my check to see who I was!
Most definitely Love at First Sight!
We were absolutely crazy about each other.
Finally, my knight in shining armor had come
to save me.
One of us will die inside these arms.