After posting last week's story, I've begun to receive regular correspondence from John MacDougall and the memories he's been sharing with me are just too amazing not to share with you. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, go back and read Found letter, lost love. First, here is John's email after he read… Continue reading Found letter, lost love II
The story I want to share with you this week may not seem like it fits within the theme of this blog. John and Barbara MacDougall never celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary. They didn't even make it half that far. And if it wasn't for a P.O. Box and a lot of determination, they may… Continue reading Found letter, lost love.
It didn't take long for John and Jane Ausman to fall in love. "I think within a couple of months, I thought 'Jane's the only one,'" said John. "I didn't tell her that." They met while attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Their first encounter was actually a blind date in late spring. By… Continue reading Only growing closer
Pat and Tony Busalacchi's love story didn't begin as you might imagine. In fact, Tony says he had to propose three times before she said "yes." "I hadn't been swept off my feet," said Pat. "Maybe it was too many romantic movies, maybe I thought there should be bells ringing." When Tony first brought up… Continue reading Third time’s the charm
Madison, Wisconsin. 1948. Inez Gilbert met her future husband Gene through a mutual friend. He was one of many young men she met that night, but Gene stood out. "I told her 'well the only one I would possibly go out with is Gene Gilbert,'" Inez said. And Gene liked her too. So the pair… Continue reading You, Me and Us
Ralph and Theresa Kloehn have spent an exciting 55 years together. They've traveled the country, the world AND managed to have seven children at some point too. The couple met while they were both in the Navy in the late 1950s. Ralph says he noticed Theresa one day and decided to strike up a conversation.… Continue reading “Don’t give up.”
Family means everything to Claire and Dick Dybul. And their family helped strengthen their marriage. "We always got together for holidays and cookouts," said Dick. "So that's probably what kept us all together." The Dybul's met at a wedding in the early 1950s. Claire was 17 at the time and Dick jokes that she lied… Continue reading Family over everything