George & Ruth
May 24, 1947
My parents were introduced to each other by my mother's older sister Alyce. They fell in love immediately. My mother lived in Fresno and my father in San francisco which is about 175 miles. Back then that was really a long distance relationship. I never realized how romantic my father was until I found a love letter he wrote to her. He told her how much he loved her over and over and how much his parents loved her. That was really important in those days to be accepted by the parents. They were married in San Francisco, California at my grandparent's home after only a three month courtship. When my father passed way in 1998 they were just two months shy of 51 years.