He was nineteen, she was twenty. They met at the Blue Grotto, a
little dance hall in the beautiful German city of Augsburg
Their courtship began when she walked over and told him,
You're sitting in my chair... They were married a few months
later on March 14, 1962 in the Catholic church across the street
from her mother's house. The same church where they would bring
their daughter and son to be baptized four and five years later...
Today my parents celebrate fifty years of marriage and today,
we also know it was not her chair! I'm thrilled to say that at
sixty-nine and seventy years old, my parents are healthy and
happier than they have ever been. They always make it look
easy and perhaps it is... When all you ever need is love!
Happy Golden Anniversary, Mom and Dad. Thank you
for the wonderful example of love you set for me to follow!