It was the summer of 1958. East Jefferson HighSchool. 10th grade Summer School. He was a popular football player. She was a girl from Texas. He thought she was cute.
He called 13 times before she finally said yes. He jokingly says he should have stopped at 12. But seriously, he says he would have called 13 more times if that’s what it would have taken.
Their first date was on the New Orleans Delta Queen River Boat and Fats Domino was the evening’s entertainment. After that she attended his football games and they began to date. However, arranging dates required creativity. She was in school and did not have a home phone, he worked. So they devised a plan; when he asked her out he would give her one of his trained homing pigeons. When her parents had agreed to the day and time of the date, she would write a note attach it to the pigeon and release it. Voila, instant messaging!
They were engaged by 1959.
They were married September 2, 1960.
Their life together is filled with moments and minutes, days and weeks, years and decades, Children, 4 daughters to be exact, a couple of son-in-laws and 3 grand children.
They have always been there with advice when asked, a helping hand when needed, a moving truck at the ready, an extra room or two, cooking lessons in person or long-distance, catered meals for dozens of parties, lessons in life and amazing unconditional love. And so so much more!!!
They are my inspiration!
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!