Today begins the first of many
Serendipity Saturday Blog Posts
& YOU can contribute!
Do you know how your parents, or better yet,
your ancestors met?
Share their story here!*
Ask while you still can!
These are my parents. What better place to start?
Arthur Leon Baker Jr. & Marion Iris Stevenson were married August 21, 1953 in Malden, MA.
They met at a Valentine's Day Dance at the Bradford Hotel in Boston on Saturday, February 14, 1953. Although they went to the same high school and had heard of each other, they didn't actually know each other. My Dad drove her home from the dance and said, "I'm going to marry you!"
My mom was thinking he was a little nuts, but was amused.
She walked into the house and my grandmother said to her with a wink and a smile...
"So..did you meet anyone you like more than yourself?"
"I think maybe I did. His grandmother lives right there." as she
pointed out the back window of their home in Maplewood.
The very next day he came to take her out & meet her family.
Her niece about 10 at the time was visiting & told him..
"I don't think I'm going to be calling you just plain Arthur for very long..."
That day their official first date included going to Sailor Tom's
in Reading, Ma and then he took her
to meet his parents. They were married 6 months later, four children and nearly 53 years together!
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Amylynne (Baker) Murphy