Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Story: Boyd and Juanita Bobo

 In honor of the day of love, I'm posting our parent's and grandparent's love stories (a project I've been meaning to do for the past 2.5 years...)

This is the story of how my Mom's parents met. It's devastatingly romantic. Wartime romance always is. Prepare yourself.

The Love Story of Boyd and Juanita Bobo

One night Boyd's brother invited him to attend a Mormon dance. Boyd wasn't a Mormon, and he wasn't much for dancing, but he decided to come along anyway.

When they arrived, Boyd saw the most beautiful girl. Her name was Juanita. They really hit it off,  and they began to exchange letters while Boyd was gone for Navy training.

After several months, Boyd came home on leave. He met up with Juanita as soon as he could. They borrowed $7.00 from his brother Dewey to pay for the license, and were married on essentially their second date!
He always said, "Juanita sure could write a letter."

Shortly after their wedding, Boyd was deployed. While at sea, his ship was hit, and one half was completely obliterated. Boyd was on the lucky half, and made it home to Juanita safely.When he arrived home, he was greeted by his lovely wife, and he met his son, Boyd Jr., for the first time.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

i love that outfit that little one is wearing! is that your mom?