Today is September 28th. Before we got married, that was our “anniversary”. On that day, back in 1992, a then-nineteen year old Simon took Tammy to see Sneakers at the Caprice Theatre in Langford. I wanted to hold her hand, but I knew my hands were clammy with anxiety. Afterwards, we went to the Tim Hortons on the Island Highway, across from where the casino is now. The theatre’s closed, and the Tim Hortons is a Serious Coffee now. I didn’t have coffee: I had tea. I didn’t drink coffee back then. I also had a truly awful chocolate chip bran muffin. I don’t know what I was thinking.
We sat and talked for hours. It was a tremendous first date, if not flashy. I got a good-night kiss, but it wasn’t flashy, either. I remember Tammy stopping to pull the gum out of her mouth first. If we still lived in Victoria, I’d take her back to the same spot and kiss her again. 😘