Kiss You All Over by Exile
This post is celebrating a special occasion - my wedding anniversary! 34 years on August 31st! And why THIS song of all songs? Because it's the very first song we heard as we finally got into our car after the morning ceremony and a wedding breakfast. My new husband started up our little orange Datsun B210 5-speed hatchback and the radio filled the car with Exile's tormented wish list of what they'd like to do "'til the night closes in." Are you serious?! Yes, this blushing young bride felt a little awkward and suddenly very shy. We both laughed - my husband not quite as nervously as I, I noticed. It was a busy day and I don't remember every single moment, but I have several favorite mental snapshots and this is one of them - the look on his face as he looked over at me. It doesn't matter when or where - play this song and a little smile will find it's way to the corners of my mouth - I might even blush a little. It's one of those stories that drive our kids just a little crazy - which makes the telling even more fun. Yes - we were young once - and still are on the inside. And I'm still absolutely insanely crazy in love with that man.
Thursday, August 31, 1978
That was the beginning of our married life together.
We spent our wedding night at the Snowbird Ski Resort and enjoyed a bowl of Froot Loops
together as our first breakfast as man and wife. Then we traveled across the country in our little Datsun for an open house at my parents' home in Pennsylvania. We got about 45 mpg and gas cost about $.68/gallon. So, if my calculations are correct, for a round trip of 4000 miles, it cost us a little over $60.00 in gas.
We returned to Utah a little over a week later so my husband could start his fall quarter classes at Weber State College. We moved into a little home that we had helped fix up in exchange for a reduced rent rate. I set up my kitchen with the few items we had received as gifts and set about planning the first meal I would make for my husband and I.