Upon arriving at the party, a young male attendee pushed one of the girls from our original group into the pool. Because he thought she was cute.
Their first date was their high school graduation-- it turned out they'd been in the same class and didn't know it.
On August 9, 1975, they were married.
36 years later they have three children, two grandchildren, and are still married.
They're my parents and they're proof that a long, happy marriage is possible for anyone. It hasn't always been easy, or pretty, but if you believe in it and work at it, it can be done.
Happy anniversary, Mom & Dad.
And take that, Herbert.