Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Story: Ralph and Nancy Clark

 For our wedding in 2010, I asked for our parent's and grandparent's love stories. I wouldn't really say that they loved writing out all of these details, but apparently I was demanding enough that they complied. I don't regret it one bit. These are priceless!

I can't think of anything I'd rather do on Valentine's day than publish these sweet stories, so here we go :)

Cory's Grandpa Ralph wrote down what he remembers from his earliest days with his wife Nancy. Ralph passed away in 2010, which makes his account that much more precious.

The Love Story of Ralph and Nancy Clark
As told by Ralph Clark

"The first time I saw Nancy, she was around nine years old. I had left my bike out in the yard while I went in to make a sandwich  When I cam back outside, lo and behold! I caught Nancy and my sister Omega stealing my bike! That was a very big deal to me in those days. I chased them down, and gave them both a piece of my mind.

Time went on and when I was about 19 years old, Omega thought I needed to have a girlfriend. She asked if I'd like to have a date with a girl named Nancy. Well, I considered the offer, and decided, why no go out with Nancy for the heck of it?"

"I waited in the car for Omega and Nancy to come out. to this day I'll never forget how beautiful Nancy was when she walked around the car to get in the front seat next to me.

Well, we've been married over 60 years, she's still beautiful and I've never regretted one moment of our life together."

If that wasn't sweet enough, get a load of this wedding story! Nancy and Ralph had been dating for a few months. One night as they drove around together, they decided they would get married. So, that's what they did! Nancy was just 16 years old! Ralph dropped her back of at her house in the morning, and then went home and confessed what they had done. They looked at him in shock, and then said, "Well, go get your wife!"  And they spent the next 60 years raising their family together.


Kristen said...

what a great love story! and it's awesome to have his memory written down for forever now!

Meagan@Meagan Tells All said...

So romantic!! Love the old pictures!

The Hargretts said...

What a timeless beautiful love story! My favorite part is that they had been together for 60 years and of course eternity =)

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

What a great Valentine's tribute! :) That is just about the cutest story ever!