Monday, February 12, 2018

New Challenge--- Can you write how your Parents met?

New Challenge--- Can you write how your Parents met?

  Valentines Day is upon us.  That generally implies engagements and marriages, can you
write a report on how your parents met?  Even better if you have heard the story of how your Grandparents met.

  Thinking this would be a great topic to address in the next couple of days.  If you are on Facebook, post the story there. If you have a genealogical society post it there, definitely post it in your tree.

  By doing this, it will remind others to write down the memories also.

Dorothy Inez Hoffman JONES laughed as she told the story of meeting her husband. It seemed that her older sister had a horrid crush on him. So when one day their father brought him home for lunch while they were changing water lines, the following happened.

Mom and her Mother, Inez Mae Scott Hoffman and her 4 daughters were preparing tomatoes for canning.  They had 2 large tubs of tomatoes in water, one  batch in a dry tub.

Grandad, Cecil Lee Hoffman and my father rode up on horses from the water ditches they were working to have a bite of lunch. As they dismounted, apparently a comment was made by Grandma.
The girls were to get the sandwiches. My Aunt started to the house and grabbed my Mom, who knew she was to do it, and said she was going to do it.   Mom said she told her sister it was her chore. There in, Aunt attacked Mom.  Mom said she did not back down and ultimately her sister ended up in a tub of the water laden tomatoes.  Quite a mess.
Grandad told Mom to go get the sandwiches and Mom did.  Aunt had to bathe, she was covered in tomato sauce per say so was my MOM. But not near as bad.

The irony of this was Dad asked Grandpa lots about Mom after this incident, unknown to her.
Dad finally got up the nerve to ask for a date with her with approval of her Mom.  It was granted under strict instructions.

Mom was in High School struggling to read due to poor eye sight and finally she dropped from school and then Dad asked for her hand in marriage some time after that.  It was accepted with exceptions.  Another story some time. They were married 3 Sept 1938 and Dad died 12 April 1995.
Mom died 10 Jan 2011.

Ironic I can not remember the story of Great Grandparents but Grandad told me about his parents meeting and marriage. I was young and it didn't get written down or mentally retained. Once in awhile snatches of it comes back.  Maybe some day I will remember it all.

I can write about Grandad's marriage to Inez Mae Scott though it was quite an event and many people have heard it.  Some day maybe soon. It was an very exciting Wedding Day with lots of apprehension on Grandad's part.

Now our children know how their grandparents met around 1937. They also lived as distant neighbors in the community. Dad worked for Morris Thomas over the hills from Grandad's home.
Neighbors took turn working the water lines (ditches) that gave them water for crops and cattle.

Dad was Ray Dee Jones later Sr.  He was a descendant from Christopher Jones Jr of the Mayflower.
Mom was a descendant of Pocahontas.  The Huffman/Hoffman lineage via Higgins to Stout and back.

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