Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday the 13th!

Allen and I met at a singles dance in Provo, Utah on Friday the 13th in Nov. 1992. He was living in Gila NM and was up visiting his daughter Alicia at BYU. We were both newly divorced. Photo of us last night at our 15th anniversary dinner treated by the newlyweds Jeff and Rachel. 

First Meeting-Our Dancing Days Story

We met at an LDS singles dance
Funny thing because you can’t dance
After a few community dance lessons
You gave up but came to dance anyway

I was a professional college dance teacher
Divorced and lonely who frequented the dances
Always looking for a willing dance partner
Someone tall around six feet or so would do

There you were standing out in the crowd
Trying to look invisible, watching others dance
Coming closer, I asked if you wanted to dance
You told me truthfully you couldn’t dance

I tried the rest of the night unsuccessfully
To teach you a few ballroom dance basics
We talked and I found out your first name
Was the same as my ex-husband’s name

You graciously allowed me to change
Your first name to your middle name Allen
Which stuck as we have now been married
Fifteen years but stopped going to dances

Our first date was to a dance the next evening
The music was so loud that we couldn’t hear
Ourselves so we left early and sat in my car
Getting to know each other better by talking

You were divorced also and had four daughters
I had four sons and am four years older than you
The next day you called and I invited you
To dinner with two of my sons and a home teacher

Thus started a whirlwind relationship of
Weekend dates as you commuted from Arizona
Via Morris Airlines special flights to Salt Lake City
You came, we talked, tried to dance and fell in love

Engaged after a few months of long distance courting
We waited till June to marry in the temple
There to pledge fidelity to each other forever
And begin family life anew as step parents


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary, and on your happiness together.

  2. Oh Lin, this is so beautiful! Congratulations to both of you for finding happiness in each other. I love it that you both had four children each. How very wonderful!

  3. This is a good read... It was fun walking through recollections of your first meeting, your courtship, and the piercing of cupids arrows that led you two to the alter.

    So you met on Friday the 13th and fearlessly jumped into forging a relationship in spite of it. Pretty dang cool!!!

  4. What a wonderful love story and you two make a beautiful couple. Happy happy many more anniversaries!

  5. LIN and ALLEN ....I WISH YOU BOTH A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.A great love story and a pretty picture to go with it..