It was February 1979 the last weekend of the month and I was 19. I went to the Dumbarton v Clydebank Scottish Cup tie with my then girlfriend and saw the Sons (now this is where the memory gets hazy) triumph I think 3-1. The Sons side contained later Scottish internationalists Graeme Sharp and Murdo McLeod.
In the intervening period between then and now Britain has had five Prime Ministers and have been involved in three wars. Computers have developed from occupying whole rooms to just a desktop. Mobile phones have gone from a fairly unsophisticated new invention the size of two housebricks cemented together to a computer device the size of a credit card which can also act as a video and still camera.
VHS and Betamax hadn't been heard of in 1979 let alone DVD or compact disc. Dumbarton have had something like 18 managers since then.
Tonight, more than 28 years later, Sons managed another home victory against a league side in the Scottish Cup, their first since that win against the Bankies all those years ago.
Dumbarton 3 Forfar Athletic 0
Now for a cup run!!!!