The New Castle News asked readers to reveal how they met their spouses or significant other for a special Valentine's Day contest we are conducting. Here are today's contestants.
I first put my eyes on my real love on the fifth-grade playground at New Castle’s Highland Elementary School in the 1950s. Her beauty, her smile, her goodness and feelings that were felt even at such young age never left.
DOLORES ANN DESPETORICH
I’m not a writer, but I always like to tell how my husband and I met.
He tapped me on my shoulder and with a mysterious foreign accent asked, “May I have this Cha-Cha?”
When I was 14, I saw my husband for the first time.
When I moved to New Castle with my parents and little brother, the rooms we rented weren’t big enough for all of us. So my dad took me to Grant Street where his sister and her family lived. While living with them, I met the family living across the hall.
My husband and I met at Surf City, N.C. I was sitting on a bench looking at the water and all of the sudden a guy walks up and sits beside me. Not saying a word, he reaches over and starts to rub my leg. Keep in mind I had never met him before.
Tom and I go a few years back, 45 Valentine’s Days, to be exact.
WALTER CONNER SR.
As I recall, it was December of 1956. I was home on leave from the Air Force before going to Iceland in January 1957.
PEGGY BEA FOHT
Certain people come into our lives for a reason. To give us strength, making us grow stronger.
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