It was a beautiful Mid-October afternoon in Buffalo, NY. I was walking towards the majestic main street campus at the University at Buffalo and my final destination was work. On that day I was to tend the kegs at the university’s Oktoberfest celebration. I was in charge of beer and security as my housemate was the president of the student university activity board.
Who would have ever thought that on that day, I would meet my future bride? I bumped into her in route to Oktoberfest. I saw her again later that night at an off campus party and then again at The Central Park Grill (CPG’S) where we partied till 4am. That is where and when we had our first kiss.
On June 13th we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary! That’s almost 52% of my entire life with one woman. When you add the seven years prior to our marriage (dating on and off), it accounts for almost 64% of my life.
In this day and age, 30 years of marriage is a major achievement but Jill and I believe our greatest achievement is our kids. We are blessed to have two amazing young adults who have become our best friends.
I am writing this blog on board an American airlines jet in route to Henry Schein’s national sales meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. I am looking forward to seeing my friends and executive management team there. This year, our meeting will be one for the record books. HSD and Dentsply Sirona just signed an agreement which will likely affect the landscape of dentistry forever. Henry Schein Dental, already #1 in digital impressioning will now have Cerec to add to its portfolio!
Happy Anniversary Jill – I love you!