Yep, at least that's how I think of it. Technically, I was briefly introduced to him 2 years earlier by his sister whom I went to college with, but I didn't actually talk to him then or think about him again until I was walking across the Alpine Valley parking lot in '85 and suddenly saw him walking towards me. I knew he was my classmate's brother tho couldn't remember his name, but even dosed had a great little comfortable chat with him there and found out we both lived in the same town. Then 2 nights later at Riverbend, fate/Jerry put him in the seat right in front of me, and the rest is history. We just had our silver anniversary in February. Thanks for asking, I have to admit I like telling that story!
Congradulations on Silver Anniversary, that is awesome.