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“.
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.