Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fearless Females - How They Met

March 5 — How did they meet? You’ve documented marriages, now, go back a bit. Do you know the story of how your parents met? Your grandparents?

This is an updated version of my original post in 2011, including new information on how my grandparents met and new pictures.

My parents met in 1955 in Florida. My Dad, aunt, and uncle worked for RCA and my Mom was working for Pan American at Patrick Air Force Base. RCA had a boat ride event and my aunt and uncle invited my parents and introduced them to each other. Their first real date was to see a movie and play golf. I asked my Mom if he asked her out at the boat ride and she laughed and said, "No! I asked him!".

My grandmother Edna Willis worked in a factory as a seamstress, along with a couple of her sisters. They had moved from Maryland to Lansdale, PA to find jobs. Edna met my grandfather Royce Councill while working at the factory. My Dad's parents were Anna Lee Pulskamp and Robert Creeden. They were listed on the same page in the census in Celina, Ohio and attended the same school, so I would guess they knew each other as children.

My parents on their wedding day in 1956. My aunt and uncle are behind them.
My sister and I had another batch of my Dad's slides digitized last year and discovered a couple of pictures of my Mom in her wedding dress that we hadn't seen before. In case you're wondering about the shorter dress, it was August in Florida before the days of A/C!

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

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