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Love Story: The Hokey Pokey Ignited A Passion In This Couple

Love Story: The Hokey Pokey Ignited A Passion In This Couple

She put her right foot in,

She took her right foot out.

He put his right foot in,

And they shook themselves about.

They did the hokey pokey and they turned themselves around …

… and inside out, upside down, head over heels in love from that first dance.

It wasn’t an Irish jig two days before St. Patrick’s Day in 1992, but no matter. “If this guy can do the hokey pokey with me, then he is somebody I want to get to know,” Kim Worcester thought. “It was a crazy, low-key Sunday” when they met at the Great American Café in Glastonbury. “We danced for quite a long time.”

“I was very attracted to Kim,” Matt Arcata says, and they exchanged phone...

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