They can’t take away our love She sent a car outfitted with champagne and chocolates, suggested I wear a little black dress and pearls, and took me to a fabulous steak house at which she made sure I didn’t enter until the piano player was at his post.

Her palms were so sweaty. And I was so nervous I barely touched my steak. It was our first date; it was wildly romantic. She took me on a surprise birthday trip to Mackinac Island.

We stayed at an adorable bed and breakfast. No cars allowed on the island. We took a horse drawn carriage to the Grand Hotel for my big birthday dinner.