Sunday, June 14, 2009

How did you two meet?

A common question and one that is often danced around today with the number of couples meeting on dating websites like and eharmony.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of my parents' first meeting. They met at Donny Parson's graduation party. Donny is my dad's cousin and lived next door to my dad at the time. Donny's sister Sandy was my mom's best friend. Donny's older brother Earl drove my mom home from the party. My dad came along. He was 16, she was 14. My mom remembers she was wearing a turquoise tank top and matching shorts. When I asked my dad if he remembered what he was wearing, he answered, "yes, pants and a shirt."

I am a sucker for a great love story. Please indulge me.

How did you two meet? Be specific, document the story, then share it with those that love you.

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