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!!!