Fearless Females: March 5

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html

The prompt for March 5:

“How did they meet? You’ve documented marriages, now, go back a bit. Do you know the story of how your parents met? Your grandparents?”

Are you ready for the least exciting post ever??? I have no stories about how my parents and grandparents met!

Maternal Grandparents: William Straughen and Peggy Barbour

I’m not exactly sure how my grandparents met but my grandmother was a nursing student in Harrisburg and my grandfather was finishing medical school somewhere around there. I asked my mom and she said she never heard any stories about it. I know somewhere I have an oral autobiography my grandmother made and my grandfather did try to write some notes about his life somewhere in the boxes of genealogy I inherited. Maybe one day the story will reveal itself.

Paternal Grandparents: Milton Anderson and Marilynn Bell

I don’t really have a story here either. I know they were from towns about 20 miles apart but there just doesn’t seem to be any intersections in their lives before they married. I asked my dad and he said he heard they met at a party after my grandfather came back from WWII but that is all he knows.

Parents: Craig Anderson and Heidi Straughen

My parents met while working at a pizza place, my dad was finishing college and he was the manager and my mom was working there for the summer after high school. They dated all four years that my mom was in college before they got married. We used to go to that pizza place all the time until it closed around 2000.

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