Today, we celebrate Janet’s birthday. We’ve been together for 28 years, married for almost 20 years.
We met when we were seniors at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, both journalism majors.
We had known each other for some time, then got together on March 9, 1979, a Friday night. Over the next two months, I spent plenty of time at the house Janet shared with some other women. Just, ahem, resting.
There were a few albums we played over and over. These tunes take us right back to that couch in the living room of the house on Hudson Street in Eau Claire.
“Passion Is No Ordinary Word,” Graham Parker and the Rumour, from “Squeezing Out Sparks,” 1979.
“Affirmation,” by George Benson, from “Breezin’,” 1976.
Both albums came from Janet’s collection, which long ago became part of our collection.
Yes, we have some doubles. “Squeezing Out Sparks” is one.
Oh, and that kid holding the camera? He belongs to us, too. That’s Evan.