Love at First Bite or Falling Off a Dock in the Bay

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I can’t say the exact date I met my wife Sue. I remember I met her at a campfire near Todd mountain at a church group weekend. She looked nice in jeans though and she must have made an impression.  I state that assertion because not long afterward I had a dream and she was in it on August 5, 1979 but I no longer remember the dream.  I still remember the date of the dream because the next day I was motivated to take her out on our first date.

Sue was working at a gas station just outside of Kamloops then, and I was working at finance company. The first part of the day wasn’t a “date” but we met at a dock to go waterskiing with another friend.  Sue told me much later that she was testing me at the dock as she kept wandering around and leaving me alone. She said since there was other girls around on the dock she was checking to see how interested I was by making me follow her around on the dock. (how naive I was)

Anyway I caught her on the dock, there she was, in her white swimsuit, and I had her pushed out, leaning off the dock, and in danger of falling into the cold river water.  Sue looked into my eyes, holding on my hands, and said “no DON’T” – so I pulled her in to safety.  Then shoved her suddenly backwards off the dock into the water!

Sue came up laughing, and had to chase after her floating clogs.  Lucky for me she had a sense of humor.

The same day was our official first date – we went to the movies – “Love At First Bite“.

Cover of "Love at First Bite"

Cover of Love at First Bite

After that date we were inseparable and married about six months later.  It has been nearly 32 years of marriage now and I still love her laugh.

That first bite must have been love.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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18 Responses to Love at First Bite or Falling Off a Dock in the Bay

  1. Greg says:

    Great story! I feel a speech coming on….


  2. dfolstad58 says:

    Reblogged this on Notes from "A Place to Live Forever" and commented:

    Time it was to reblog this because August 6 was the anniversary of our first date — 33 years ago.


  3. spearfruit says:

    What a great story – congrats on so many wonderful years together! 🙂


  4. Susan Folstad says:

    I remember that day so well except that you didn’t shove me, you simply let go and I feel into the water. I passed your sense of humor test as you wanted a woman who wasn’t super serious and had a sense of humor. We still balance each other out. Today is our 30th anniversary of that first date. Love you very much Dave. XoX

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  6. LA says:

    My I love this! Thanks for sharing!


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  8. CK says:

    What a romantic story… I can feel it too… wish both of you love forever


  9. George says:

    That’s a great story, and you’re’re lucky she has a sense of humor..:)


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  11. You had me in suspense here. Part of me wanted you to pull her back, and that would be the moment. But I sort of love that you went ahead and pushed her in.

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