My parents met the summer of 1963 over the 4th of July weekend... The year the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club burned down.
They met on a blind date.
My dad had just graduated from West Point and had gone home to Holland for a few weeks for the summer. He was looking for someone over 21 so they could "get a drink."
My mom was on her summer break from college (in Pittsburgh). She worked for a family as a summer Nanny/Babysitter and they were spending the summer on the shores of Lake Michigan at the family cottage.
My uncle, who was dating his future wife at the time, introduced them.
My dad said when he saw my mom for the first time that she was glowing. He always says he thought to himself, "This must be what my Dad felt like the first time he saw my Mom." I guess it was love at first sight for him!
My mom said she agreed to date my dad because he drove a Corvette. Smart woman!
Today they are celebrating their 43rd Wedding Anniversary.
I was going to post a picture of them on their wedding day, but I don't have one. But believe me, they were (and still are) a beautiful couple!
Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!