Just a girl at a campfire 41 years ago

Lazy daze today

Those were simpler times

Forty-one years ago.

It was the summer of 1979 and I joined a youth group who went into the woods outside Kamloops for a campfire and sing some songs.

She was “just a girl at a campfire” and I didn’t say hello even or catch her eye.

She was “just a girl at a campfire” but a few days later I dreamt about her, but couldn’t recall the dream.

My friend, Randy, was a fleek water skier and he invited me to join him water skiing on the river.  When Randy drove up to pick me up, in the back seat of his car was that girl, the one from the campfire.  Playing matchmaker, Randy pressured us to sit in the back together, which was a hardship I was happy to endure, with that girl.



A sunny day, on a dock with that girl,

the one I saw at a campfire, not a date, more than a date;  a test and I wrote about on my blog before – you can read it here by clicking. 

sweet 8



I have written before about the significance of August 6 before

including this post five years ago. Click here for that one if you may.

I love all the pictures in that post. ♥

Happy 1st date Anniversary to that girl from the campfire!

Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you if you’re young at heart
For it’s hard, you will find
To be narrow of mind if you’re young at heart

– Young at heart (Frank Sinatra)


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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22 Responses to Just a girl at a campfire 41 years ago

  1. Happy Anniversary! M and I celebrate the day we met much more than our wedding anniversary. I wish you many more. 🙂

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  2. This is such a sweet story, loved all the pics from the original post, thanks for sharing. I met my husband in 1974, first day of high school, married in 1983, right after we finished college. C


  3. Jane Fritz says:

    Happy anniversary, David!


  4. Joni says:

    That was cute!


  5. lghiggins says:

    Wonderful love story. May you and your bride enjoy many more happy years of togetherness.


  6. Lynn says:

    This is just the sweetest! Do you celebrate by jumping off a dock together as each August 6th passes?


  7. Sandra J says:

    Aww, has it been a year already? I remember the post from the first link you put on here. I read that one before. I love all the photos, it is so much fun to go down memory lane like that and see how you have changed from the beginning. What a wonderful story on how you met. I love those kind of stories. There is still hope that our young people in the world today can find love like this. So many don’t know what it means to truly love one person. To many temptations now a days. They all need to read story’s like this. Congratulations, 🙂


  8. Southern Patches says:

    What a wonderful story. I loved all the pictures!!! I am so happy you were both in the right place at the right time. That is how I feel about my husband and I love to hear stories like this.


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