"And I think there was a little perfume in it," he said with a chuckle.
As the relationship grew, Dr. Sennott declined a full scholarship to Duke Medical School because "I didn't want to leave my girl."
The couple was married in her native Connecticut in 1938.
Dr. Sennott also turned down Yale and Johns Hopkins medical schools to attend Harvard. After finishing his residency in radiology, the couple lived in New York, Cleveland and New Orleans before finally settling in Baltimore in 1958 with their two sons, one of whom, Roger, was a Baltimore County golf champ at Towson High.
Radiology, Dr. Sennott said, became his life's work after learning about the specialty on his intern rotation.
He still fondly remembers the radiologist who mentored him.
"He knew so much about everything in the body," Dr. Sennott said. "We just respected him so much. I said, 'That's what I want to do.' I had a chance to be a surgeon, but I thought I was too nervous too operate on people."
At varying times, Dr. Sennott was on the staff of the Johns Hopkins and Baltimore City General hospitals and spent most of his career with the U.S. Public Health Service.
"We did some good stuff," he said.
Longevity, he said, runs in both families.
They both come from parents who lived into their 90s, including Adelaide's mother (92) and his father (a week shy of 100).
They don't adhere to a special diet, he said, insisting that he "eats anything that comes along, I still have a great appetite."
As much as he'd like to get back to the driving range soon, Dr. Sennott said he doesn't want to be gone too long from Pickersgill.
"I don't like to leave Addie here alone," he said.
After 75 years of marriage, his wife comes still come first and foremost in his life.