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Old 10-27-2016, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:24 AM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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I have no idea how my parents met and sadly it's too late to ask them. I wish I had asked them when they were alive.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:35 AM
 
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My dad was in the Air Force. My mom went to school in Taiwan. My dad was stationed there briefly and participated in an assembly at my mother's school. My mother stayed after and chatted up my dad... they're still married 40 years later.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:44 AM
 
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College, boring.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:44 AM
 
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My parents met at King's Cross in London before WWII when my mother was visiting Europe on the 'grand trip' that was often the reward for young ladies after they graduated from college back in those days. My father was working a part time job there in a bar while he apprenticed as a lawyer (which was not a very lucrative position there in those days).


When her trip ended, my mother went home to the US (to work as a secretary for Lillian Hellman, the playwright, in NYC for a few years) and when the war started, my father enlisted in the Royal Navy. They corresponded all that time. When he was injured, she went back to the UK and helped him recuperate (though he lost the use of his right arm forever) and they married right after the war ended, in Wales (where he was from), lived in the UK till after I was born, then they moved to NYC for a couple of years while my brother was born and finally landed in Canada where my sister was born.


It was quite a love story in my estimation. My father revered my mother. They stayed married till Mom died in 1986. He never remarried and he died 4 years ago at 95. He missed her till the day he died.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Kindergarten.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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My mother married her older brother's best friend. His friend (my father) thought she was a pest, until one day she apparently wasn't. I don't think my uncle ever forgave my mother for being the Yoko, lol.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:28 AM
 
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Yes, my mother was an administrative assistant in a law office. My father came in to get a will done. This was back in the days of typewriters and carbon paper. She kept spelling his last name wrong and had to retype things. She did learn to spell it right though as they were married for almost 50 years when Dad passed away.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:40 AM
 
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I'm not sure I ever knew.


They married right after WWII. I suspect they met at a dance. Dad was a drummer for a dance band in his spare time. Mom was a teacher and in those days unmarried teachers attending dances was a no-no so that's probably why it wasn't brought up.


I do know that they got married in The Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:45 AM
 
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I do! My mom's family moved out to Arizona because one of her brothers had asthma, and my dad's family moved out here because he had asthma. (back then, our climate was supposed to be better for people with lung problems)

Anyhow, both families ended up living in the same neighborhood, their younger brothers were friends, and things picked up from there.
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