Back in June of 1999, forty-seven years old, I had been divorced almost nine years, and had quit the bar scene which I had tried for a few years; met a lot of ladies there, but nothing long term worked out. I was completely burned out on it. Used to go to church faithfully for many years before the "backsliding" foray into the aforementioned bar scene. Met some nice people at church, too. I still hadn't met that "special" one.