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Monday, April 4, 2011

Day # 4...my parents.

My Mom and Dad met in the most unusual way. My Grandma took her three daughters to the movie theater...but the two oldest girls stayed in the car while Grandma took the youngest girl in to see a movie. My Mom and my aunt were the two in the car! Well, these two handsome young fellers came walking by the car and struck up conversation with them. The two guys were BEST FRIENDS! They were both in the Air Force, and were airplane mechanics. They managed to ask them out on a date, which they were allowed to do since it was a double date! Well, my Aunt and Uncle married first, and a few years later, my Mom and Dad married!!! Both couples had a daugher the same year (my cousin and I), and two years later they both had second daughters! That was the end of kids for my Aunt, but my Dad really wanted a boy! They tried again and got one, my little brother who is 6 years younger than me.

Mom and Dad led a very interesting life. My Dad got out of the Air Force and went to college to become an aeronautical engineer. He designed jet and rocket engines for Pratt and Whitney his whole career. After we kids got mostly grown, my Mom went to school to become something she always wanted to be...a Registered Nurse! There was no holding her back...and she greatly influenced my sister and I who also became RN's.

They were a good couple together. My Mom was very outgoing, and gregarious, and my Dad had much less social abilities, so they balanced each other out.

Sadly my Dad passed away 12 years ago, and my Mom still lives in the house I grew up in, just 5 doors away from me and my husband. She is, and has always been my best friend...I feel so blessed to have had such amazingly wonderful parents!!! Thanks Mom and Dad!!!

6 comments:

Teri C said...

I am LOVING these stories, so sweet, honest and just plain wonderful. We are really going to know you better at the end of the month.

meemsnyc said...

What a wonderful story of how your parents met.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wonderful story of how your parents met. They sound like great parents. I am sorry about your Mom. My Mom passed away about 8 years ago and my Dad is 88. They met a bar when he asked her if her gum tasted good. My Dad was also in the Air Force but stayed in a retired a Lt. Col. Then he worked for the State Franchise Tax Board here in CA. They were married over 50 years.

Amber Von Felts said...

Aw! That's so darn cute! I love stories like that. :-)

Mandy said...

Your parents "meeting moment" was sweet, and how special for your mom and her sister to have babies almost at the same time!

deepazartz said...

You are really good at telling stories, Julie... am enjoying it! Interesting story of your mom and dad...ur dad was in the Air Force, sounds GR8!!!