My dad met my mom when they were 18 and 22. They dated until things were interrupted by WWII.
When he came home from the war, he stood on the porch & said,"I can't give you much. Everything I've got in the world is in that seabag, but if you will have me, I'll love you all my life long"
My mom told me that story all my childhood..
My children love to hear it.
Because my dad died long before they were born, to them ,he is a dashingly handsome young man...for eternity..he never got sick or frail to them...they think of him as he was in his prime.
Caitlin had an assignment to write a family story,so she wrote that one.
Her teacher's son had a girlfriend who wanted to get married,but he felt bad because he didn't have a good job.
He was afraid he had nothing to offer her.
Caitlin's teacher mailed him her story.
That night he called her to say they were eloping the next day.
A good story takes on a life of its own.