We offered “Senior” portraits recently and this cute couple took us up on the offer! “Senior” portraits were meant for 65 and older, individual and/or couples. To capture their relationship, interests and hobbies…enjoy!!
Jim and I met at “Dino’s” a top 40 dance club and Italian dinner house in Boise. He was trying to find a place to sit, it was packed every weekend and Dino sent him my direction to “find a seat”. He promptly spilled a drink on me at introduction. He was a good dancer and we didn’t need to sit much, I dried off fast. We went out every weekend with another couple dancing…married a year later… it will be 43 years this October.
I bought Jim his first snowmobile…..my sis and BIL helped me with the surprise. Bought and sold several machines over the years, including machines for the kids. We rode as a family and with close friends for about 28 years. Had to sell all the toys during the recession, except one. The Harley.
The Harley hobby started in the mid 90s or so. Rode as a couple for about 17 years with the same close friends. We’ve got some great friends! For Our 25th wedding anniversary, I had it custom painted a beautiful burgundy and red with ripping metal designs. Our license plate read RODHOG (Road Hog)
Jim has golfed on and off over the years, primarily with work friends and our room mates from 43 years ago…the couple we danced with all those years ago at Dino’s, got married 1 day earlier than us. It was my cousin and roommate. We’ve remained close over the years and celebrate our anniversary’s together every 5 years…now a bit more frequent given our senior ages. 🙂
Jim and I started our electrical business in 1980…struggling entrepreneurs with our first baby on the way. I continued to work a 2nd job as we got the company going over the years and then decided to take on a colorful, fun, and eventful enterprise. A balloon delivery and decorating shop. I had a retail store in downtown Boise for about 15 years. We did a lot of convention work, wedding work, holidays and deliveries. Had the pleasure of providing services for Pres Reagan and Pres Bush when they visited Boise, did the Boise Towne Square grand opening and an event in Nampa with more than 20,000 balloons in one event. Family and friends came in quite handy for a lot of backup help over those years. Loved being a part of all the social events of that era. Met so many wonderful people.
Jim is semi retired with the electrical business and I remain full time with a goal to replace myself in a couple of years. We are lucky. Our son has been active in the business for about 15 years and is taking it over…so the 2nd generation will carry on. His sister may “join the fun” in the future, who knows who will replace me! Oh, and he just had baby 3…a son, who in 30 years…who knows, maybe will be the third generation…or perhaps the grand girls will run it.
Glamping is now ever present in our life. We started the Campfire and RV life in the early 2000’s. Found out we are better glampers than campers…kind of like those cushy green grass resorts! But Jim loves the campfire, no matter where we’re at, coffee and friends around the campfire is his happy place…taking the scenic route, and finding the “cute” place to eat or shop is the Paula thing. We started our cross country RV retirement trip with close friends in March 2020…10 weeks planned across the US and back…oops Covid-19 hit, made it to Texas and came home. Maybe next Year??
Lastly, not in the photos. I love that we are Idaho natives. I am 5th generation “Meridianite”. Great Great Grandfather led a wagon train from Missouri in the late 1800’s, crossing at Three Island State Park in Glens Ferry and choosing to stay in the Boise Valley. He settled across the street from our present home in Meridian off McMillan Rd.
Thanks for asking Kam…this brought back fun memories and continues to help us remain thankful for the people and events in our life….