30 years ago on March 7, 1981, Robert picked me up in the evening and we went on our first date. This was a Saturday. I think I've posted here that my cousin Judy Brutka had dared me in December 1980 to invite Robert over for tea after a church service; she said she'd come to church if I would do that. She liked Robert! He came, and played his guitar and we had a fun visit, but while I waited for him to invite me out in return, he never did.
Our friends, Jake & Effie Fiddick, had to help us out by inviting us over for a delicious spaghetti and meatball dinner at their home, along with another young couple from church. (John & Rochelle) The dinner was served by the Fiddick's young daughter, Terri. It was enjoyable. Around 8 pm, the other young couple left, and Jake asked Robert if he had any plans for the evening, to which Robert replied "No", and my heart sank. Jake announced he was taking his other kids to a 3D kid's cinema, and asked if we'd like to come along. I didn't think it was in the least romantic, but I sure didn't want to go home at 8:00, so we said yes.
This was the very first time I'd gone to a movie theatre, as my parents never took us there, because the church they attended had labeled it "sinful". That sounds strange put down like that, but it's the truth. Plus my parents never had extra money for movies.