I went to meet her where she was playing volleyball, (I do have to say, I thought she was someone else at the game and was glad when she walked over).
We went out to the Ground Round with my sister and now brother-in-law (I wasn't sure how this blind date thing would go, so I thought I would have reinforcements.) It turned out we got along great and actually made a bet on the Buffalo Bills (her team) and the Dallas Cowboy (my team) game. I won, and after the game I decorated a piece of poster board with all the winning headlines from the game and surprised her by putting it on her front door. The bet was that she had to make me dinner.
We dated for one year and I knew that she was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. We got engaged at the Fayetteville Fireman's Christmas dinner, I was so excited I couldn't wait to ask her she said yes! And we were married on Nov. 27, 1993. This year will be our 15th wedding anniversary (time sure does fly and it seems as though we have known each other so much longer than that.)
We have two wonderful sons, Nathan, 12 and Noah, 6. We enjoy spending time together as a family and watching the New York Yankees and love watching our sons' little league games."
Mark Olson is the Fayetteville village mayor.
Bob and Sally Attridge
I met my husband on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. That was in October of 1953 and we went to a SU football game. We were married four months later on Feb. 27, 1954 at St. James Church in Skaneateles. The wedding reception was at Springside Inn in Auburn. My poor mother! This year will be our 54th anniversary!
Our fondest memories are of the good times we've had with our children: camping, traveling, skiing, sporting events, playing games, holidays and birthday celebrations.
Fortunately three of them live in the immediate area and one near Buffalo."
Advice: Keep a good sense of humor!
Sally Attridge writes Years Ago for the Eagle Bulletin/DeWitt Times.