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The time: Winter 1971/72
The place: Toronto suburbs/City of Toronto
I met my ‘soul mate’ in March 1971. He had moved here directly from Italy six months earlier and barely spoke English. We took an instant dislike to one another, which made for an awkward situation, as we shared the same social circle. (Read more about that in the ‘M’ post on April 15th.) Slowly, we became platonic friends, but our relationship took a more romantic turn when he asked me out on a date, that October. One night and we were both completely besotted!
We often went into the city, for soccer games, dinners, concerts and also to visit his cousins. They were such a jovial bunch! Despite the language barrier (their English was as bad as my Italian), we always had fun. The best part? Unlike his relatives on the other side, they cared not a whit that I was neither Catholic nor Italian.
Getting plenty of airplay that winter was “Day After Day“ by Badfinger:
We’ll be celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary this August.
Where were you in 1971?
Did you ever have a problem with your partner’s family?
Looking forward to your comments!
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