“In those days, that place was a disco and they actually had go-go girls in a cage dancing”
A little more than 50 years ago, my friend called me and said: ‘Want to go to the Lido Beach Country Club on Long Island Friday night and pick up some girls?’ I said: “Sure, why not”. In those days, that place was a disco and they actually had go-go girls in a cage dancing. At one point, my friend came over to me and said he just danced with a cute girl…but she is too short for him and I should go over and talk to her. We spent the evening dancing and talking and then I walked her to her car. I said to her: “I would like to see you again…what is your phone number?” She replied: “My father only allows me to go out with boys of my faith”.
I saw that she had a gold chain around her neck…. I reached over and picked up the chain…saw a Hebrew Chai and said to her “Shalom”. She replied: “IL 9-5103” (there were no area codes back then. I took her on our first date to the World’s Fair in Flushing Park…and fed her Belgium Waffles. The next 50 years is now history.
Also, on our honeymoon 50 years ago, we were at The Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec Canada. I said to her at that time: “If this works out, I will take you back here on our 25th, our 50th and our 75th anniversaries. So far, we have done the 25th, we just came back from our 50th and everyone is invited to our 75th on June 19, 2041.