When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Celebrating Women's History Month-Day 5: How My Dad Met My Mother!

Blog prompt for Day 5 from Lisa Alzo at The Accidental Genealogist

How did they meet? You’ve documented marriages, now, go back a bit. Do you know the story of how your parents met? 


John and Brenda Hudson
Wedding Day
2 July 1959
© Cheri Hudson Passey
     My parents went to the same High School.. They had seen one another in the hall and at various school functions. Dad was “the bad boy" while Mom was “the good girl". They didn't hang out with the same people although they lived just a few streets apart.
 In their small town the local High School football game was the place to be on a Friday night.
 On one fateful  Friday night Mom was at the game with her friends-and Dad? Well, Dad wanted to be there too, but unfortunately he was broke and couldn't get in.
  Remember, I said he was “the bad boy". 
Not having money to pay to get in was not going to stop my Dad. He climbed the fence to the stadium and jumped over- only to be seen by a policeman who started chasing him!  Thinking quickly, Dad sat down in the nearest open seat.....right next to my Mom.
 They have been together nearly 54 years!

John and Brenda Hudson
November 2012
© Cheri Hudson Passey
                       


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  3. So your dad escaped the policeman? Terrific way to meet your future spouse. Sort of like a Cary Grant movie! Nice photo of your parents . . . and your dad still has a mischievous grin.

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    1. He did Mariann...at least that time! Haha! My Dad is quite the character! He and the small police department were very well acquainted! Just a lot of mischief..nothing too bad.
      That's a subject for a blog post in the future..My Dad the Juvenile Delinquent!
      Thanks for reading!

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  4. I love it! Quick thinking that led to love. Such a great story.

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    1. Thanks! When my Dad saw the Bog Post on Face Book today, he commented on it "I love you more every day!" Awww.....!!! They are so cute!

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    2. Cheri, I included your post on my Friday Favorites for March 8. Thanks again for the great reading!

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