My parents, Bob and Inez, were married on July 30, 1960. They met in 1958 at a dance when my dad, who is from Vermont, was stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. My mom grew up on a farm nearby. My dad asked my mom to marry him within a couple of weeks of meeting her. Problem was, he had orders to spend the next 13 months in Saudi Arabia. They maintained their relationship and planned the wedding long distance, corresponding via dozens and dozens of letters. (My mom still has a shoebox full of them.) No internet or even good phone service back then! A few days after he returned to the States, they were married!