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In 1979, while I was deployed to Norway, a day of recreational x-country skiing was interrupted by the filming of the Hoth scenes for “Empire”. Myself and a German Officer watched from our vantage point just off the Glacier, as a camera equipped Helicopter flew up and down the glacier shooting those scenes.
In 1980, I flew to Toronto on leave and stood in line for the 0930 hrs showning of “Empire” at the University Theatre. It was the first “early” morning movie I had ever seen and the first showing of the movie in Canada.
On June 27th of that year I met a young girl and she invitied me to see “The Empire Strikes Back” the following day. I was so captivated by her, that I failed to mention that I had already seen the movie and met her in the line-up at the arranged time. At the moment of the climactic revelation, she caught me watching her instead of the screen and I was forced to confess that I had seen the movie previouly. We were married a year later.
This year she and I will celebrate our 30th year together.