On March 9, 1992, I met my (now) wife in person for the first time. We had “met” online about a year earlier under our personas, “Noodles” and “5150”. Anyway, I still remember how incredibly nervous I was; I remember not being able to talk; and I remember that red sweater.
Fast forward to now and I wouldn’t have it any other way. And, for some reason, the number 27 keeps making itself known in my life, so I figured that this 27th year should be commemorated by something — but what? While randomly out surfing the web, I stumbled on the perfect thing (see photo).
For her wedding ring, I had it custom made with a diamond in the center, flanked on each side by each of our birthstones. Following a similar theme for today’s occasion, I purchased these handmade bracelets, each with our birthstone colors and each bearing a small medallion marked with a set of coordinates. These coordinates specifically mark the location where we first met in person — a Denny’s located off Interstate 10 in Colton, California. Guess which restaurant we are going to for dinner tonight? 😉
The other photo is us in Bandon, Oregon in 1992.