My First Date with Jackson

Dating Story

Jun 1, 1974

Columbus, OH, USA

I was flying back from Des Moines after a college visit, so we kept our plans flexible. It turned out my plane was late and I didn't get home until around 9 p.m. Not wanting to lose the opportunity to go on a date with Jackson, we agreed to stay in and watch a movie. Our movie selection was limited as we had to go with whatever we had in the house and late-hour video stores weren't common. We watched Tootsie and a song from the movie — Stephen Bishop's "It Was You" — became our song. Whenever we see it on TV, we always smile. Both of us have the song on our playlist. We've now been married for years.

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