Sort of a big day for me … it was 40 years ago tonight that I took the woman who would become Mrs. Content Guy out on our first date. It was to Pancho Villa’s, a Mexican restaurant in Larchmont, New York … and it was months before she told me that she didn’t really like Mexican food. I was smitten from day one (it took her a little longer, understandable since I’m an acquired taste), and it seems to have worked out.

Tonight, we’re driving back to Larchmont for a dinner at that same restaurant. It isn’t Pancho Villa’s anymore but, go figure, it is still a Mexican restaurant, Tequila Sunrise. (And, more importantly, she likes Mexican food a lot more now.)

What can I tell you? I’m a sentimentalist.

Ernest Hemingway once wrote that “people were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”

Which is a pretty good description of Mrs. Content Guy. Sort of like spring itself.