A Love Story Retold

Blowing Rock

Early on a morning in early September 1951 my sweetheart and I stood on this beautiful promontory and bade each other a fond farewell.  Shortly thereafter we descended into the valley, and Ann registered as a student at Appalachian State College in Boone, North Carolina.

Ann at Appalachian State

I was a college student at Chapel Hill, and I had no automobile.  I soon discovered that making my way from Chapel Hill to Boone was extremely difficult, and I saw Ann only once over the next three months.  I was absolutely miserable, and I had great difficulty concentrating on my studies.  Something had to give.  The upshot was, in December we got married.

Wedding Day, December 16, 1951

Then Ann joined me in Chapel Hill.

Love will find a way.

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