My name is Lisa  P. and this is how we met. It was Labor day weekend back in 1986. I got a call from a friend and she said her boyfriend had an old friend that was town for the weekend. She wanted to know if I was interested in meeting him.

I was not a big fan of blind dates. I called another friend of mine and asked her if she wanted to tag along and go with a group of us up to the local boardwalk (she was my buffer). So we went and I figured if I did not like him I would make my excuses and just go off with my friend. 

As the night went on, we were getting along nicely. It came time to go on a ride, which was a two seater. I threw my friend off and decided to go on with Dave (aka my blind date). At the end of the date we said our goodbyes and told my friend that he was the man I was going to marry. 

We continued to see one another on weekends as he lived over two hours away. That December he asked me to marry him. We were married two years later. This past August we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We have three wonderful children. He is the most wonderful man in the world and I am so very grateful that I decided to go on that blind date 27 years ago. My life has been wonderful and I couldn't ask for a better husband, friend or father to my children.