A story of young love: You drive the motorcycle, and I’ll be in the sidecar

June 14, 2013

By: Katie Mingle

(Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
Molly Timm and Drew Burke

Molly Timm and Drew Burke heard about each other before they actually met.

Molly: Katie told me about you before I met you, she told me, ‘I found someone that I think you’ll get along with.’ And I had just broken up with someone and I said, ‘Don’t even try to set me up with a boy.’ But then I saw your picture and I said, ‘Nope. I’m not meeting this guy. He has a curled mustache, Katie.’

Drew: So New Year’s Eve I was invited to the Lockharts, and I put on my best bison tie, and I came through the door, and there you were in high heels and an apron washing dishes, and I just remember thinking, ‘Oh this isn’t going to work out, she’s out of my league.’

Molly: It took you a long time to come up and talk to me.

StoryCorps’s mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. This excerpt was edited by WBEZ.

To find out what happened with Molly and Drew, and about future plans that include motorcycles, sidecars, and eating bugs (if Drew gets his way), listen to the audio above.