Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Valentine's Day is coming! My love story!

Mama and I met, face to face, for the first time on October 3, 1963. We got engaged November 21, 1963, 48 days after meeting. Prior to meeting each other we wrote over 300 letter to each other. Shortly after our engagement we wrote over 500 more letters before we were able to see each other again. We were married July 10, 1965. Our first child came along February 1968. The first time Judy got to hold Gordon, he weighed 235 lb.s, was 6'4" and wore a size 13D shoe. Any questions ??

10 comments:

Tam said...

This is your first adopted/foster child, correct?

Vinny and I are were engaged 6 weeks after we met. He is my earthly dream!!!

Deborah said...

LOL...you guys sound like a couple from Heaven!!!! YOu make me smile...I hope this Valentines will be extra special for you both!! Love to ya!

Deborah said...

We did it again...this is the second post Tam and I posted at the same time...let's see, where is she going next...hmmmm

Indian Lake Papa said...

Yes Tam! We were very young and foolish! We were group home parents at the age of 24! Six teenage boys! The reason we wrote so many letters I was in the military - in Europe! Italy 18 months then the island of Crete 15 months. Keep Christ at the center of your marriage!

Deb - we have a wonderful marriage. Valentines Day we are going on a luncheon cruise out of St. Petersburg, FL! God Bless!

CrossView said...

Awwww! =D
Did you save the letters?



(I saw "1963" and got tickled. That was the year I was born. =P)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - Unfortunately - yes! Mama saved all the letters where I made all those promises men make with no intent to keep them! :o( It has been such a rough 43 years -- boo hoo.

1963! A great & sad year - anybody remember what happened in November 1963? Same week mama and I got engaged?

Robin said...

November 1963 - I don't remember it because I wasn't born yet, but it was when Kennedy was assassinated. How sad.

What a beautiful marriage relationship you have!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin, You are correct - JFK was assassinated that same weekend we were engaged. I was home on military leave from Italy getting ready to go back overseas to Crete.

Robin said...

I got Daniel's video uploaded today - come check it out.

Tam said...

Happy Valentines Day Papa! AND Mama!

Thanks for coming into my life!

I am so blessed!