Today would have been my parents' 54th anniversary but my dad passed away in 2012. In honor of them and their unfailing love for one another, I would like to share a story my daughter wrote in her high school English class, being inspired by my parents' story. Thanks, Em, for allowing me to share!
A Tale of True Love
It was September 1957, when they first met. Leaves were changing colors, and the weather grew cooler with each passing day. Standing barefoot on a wooden chair, a 14 year old girl by the name of Louise, had been putting away dishes when a handsome 17 year old boy named Maurice, walked by wearing a plain, white t-shirt and rolled up jeans. “Hello,” he said as he saw her for the very first time.
Later that year, Maurice’s mother had called her mother and asked if Louise was able to join him at a New Year’s dance. Of course, she said yes. The New Year’s dance had been their first official date. After that, she didn’t see him for four more years due to him serving in the U.S. army.
When Maurice had returned from serving in the army, he called Louise and asked her if she would like to go out on a date with him, and she said, “Yes.” They dated for a year, Louise turned 18 in October, and he asked her to marry him. On November 16, 1961, Maurice Duncan and Louise Madden said, “I do,” in a small, yet beautiful wedding ceremony.