As an insecure, immature, seventeen year old high senior boy from Poteau, OK with a dismal dating history, Joe Harwell somehow managed to work up enough courage to ask a gorgeous sixteen year old girl to accompany him on a first date to a stock car race at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, OK on April Fool’s Day. The evening was chilly and they sat close, then went to dinner at Sambo’s Restaurant at Central Mall in Fort Smith before he took her home. He didn’t give her a good night kiss, which was typical of him, and he really didn’t expect Becky Craig to ever look his way again. To his pleasant surprise, Becky not only looked his way, she accepted more dates and he soon worked up enough courage to give her an Oklahoma Hello (kiss). The rest is history and the love they shared for more than thirty six years was a rare, special and precious thing in the universe.