Congrats Crazy Cat!
Gary and I met in 1979 when I was 16 and he was 17. We dated until I left for college in 1981 and he left the country to live in Israel. (He had already left home at 15, and commuted to Chicago from Willard, OH where he lived and worked by the time we started dating).
I married the wrong man in 1986 after having met in India in 1983. We divorced in 1994 after having separated several times, the last time in 1993.
Gary moved back to the States in late 1989. He remembered where my parents lived, so got their (listed) phone number to track me down. We started talking again in October, 1993, just shortly after I left first hubby (for the second time). Gary and I got engaged (although we celebrate it as if it were our wedding anniversary) in December, 1993 when I flew from NY to Seattle to see him. He packed up and moved to NY in January 1994 and we started living together. My divorce was final in March, 1994, and Gary and I hit the road in the RV in June, 1994. We got legally married in July, 1994 up in Dawson Creek, BC.
He's my best friend and business partner.