The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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This is the story of my mom and dads first date. They met in the late 80's at Drexel University  while studying for their MBA's. After this date they dated for 6 more months and then were married within the year.

Tam was walking through the quad after class when she hears “Ta…T…. Tambralee!” behind her. It was the tall man with long hair who was in her human resources class calling out.

“I would love to cook you dinner tonight if you’re not doing anything” he clamored,

“Sure, I don’t see why not” Tam replied, careful not to show too much excitement.

            “Great come over to my place on later around 6” and he continued on walking.

6 o’clock came by quickly and Tam wasn’t sure if she was at the right address. The town home was on 38th and Pearl street and made of brick with heavy black bars across the windows and door. She gingerly knocked on the door and Andy open and invites her in. The space was small but homey and the floral wallpaper was vibrant but beginning to peel. Andy lead the way to the back courtyard where there was a small hibachi grill on top of a grey folding table. He lifted the lid and as smoke bellowed out the Cornish game hens became apparent. Tam was flustered. She had never had a first date like this and been treated as such. The hens were then plated, and dinner continued on with the typical nervous banter of getting to know each other.

“Hey, do you want to go for a ride on my motorcycle?” Andy asks.

“Oh, wow I didn’t know you rode. I’d love to” Tam replies giddily.

            “Here, grab my helmet and let’s go” and off they went.

The weather was cool for a late August evening and the sun still held its place above the horizon as they cruised through Fairmont Park and up the Schuylkill expressway. The cool air kicked at Tams hair as they rounded the exit towards Valley Forge, close to where Andy went to high school. The sun was kissing the horizon as they navigated the winding roads of Valley Forge Park and the trees were still filled with lush green leaves with the occasional yellow signaling fall was on its way. As the bike hugged the corners, Tam hugged Andy a little tighter and leaned into his black leather jacket. At the top of the mountain where they parked the sunset was a burnt orange with a candy blue sky and the breeze was light and pleasurable. They both took off their helmets and Andy leaned in for the kiss.

The Date

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1987
Philadelphia, PA

This is the story of my mom and dads first date. They met in the late 80's at Drexel University while studying for their MBA's. After this date they dated for 6 more months and then were married within the year.

Decade: 1980s
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Recorded by Trevor Foreman on March 12, 2020
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