Monday, July 30, 2007
How My Parents Met
Anyone following the Life Time series Army Wives? Hard to believe that after only 17 days of seeing each other the younger couple married.
In1963 my Dad’s ship docked in Glasgow. During his first night of leave he and his friends went to a restaurant looking forward to anything that did not come out of the ship’s galley. After having their dinner they found out the other side of the building was a bar. The kitchen separated the bar and restaurant right down the middle. Rather than run all the way around the block to the front entrance of the bar my Dad and his friends decided to make a run for it through the kitchen. A woman in the kitchen was caught totally by surprise! She ran after him yelling and screaming! Her accent was so thick and her words so quick he could only make out maybe every 5th word or so. That is how my parents met.
A few days later and just as many dates my Dad’s ship had to pull out of the harbor due to a storm or maneuvers I cannot remember which. He was on board for two weeks and then returned to shore to visit with the now not so angry woman from the kitchen. He was sure they would be happy together and he proposed.
If it were not for very own parent’s quick courtship I would have a very tough time believing after only 17 days a couple would marry and be as happy as the couple on Army Wives. My parents will be celebrating their 44th wedding anniversary this September.
The show Army Wives is a bit soap opera-ish but it does depict many things that actually happen when you live on post for any military branch.
How did your parents meet?