A girlfriend called me and asked me if I would go on a double date with her and her boyfriend. She said that the one who would be my date had seen me and had said he wanted to date me. I usually hated blind dates but this was on a Sunday afternoon and we would not be alone so I said yes. They arrived one hour early and I was still getting ready. Now, I had better give a little background. I was 18 and he was an "older" airman, 21, at the base. My mom knew I was nervous about going and came to tell me that my date had a brace on his jaw. It was a bar attached to 2 screws, one below his eye and the other close to his mouth. Mom told me that if he got "fresh" to just grab that bar and he would leave me alone. We had a good time that day doing simple things...going to the zoo, eating out, and taking pictures. We married and were married for 51 years before he passed away.