Day ten brought in four generations of mothers and daughters and a couple husband came along, too. My favorite part of our initial conversation was when I asked the oldest couple (90 and 93 years old/60 years of marriage) how they met.
The grandfather: For some reason I went to a dance in the Winder ward and guess who was there. And I used to take her to 10 cent picture shows during the depression. I didn’t have the ten cents, so I sneaked in. They had the picture shows there. Ten cents. And I had to sneak in. And I got to see most of the picture shows. So we met at a dance hall at the Winder ward and I thought she was pretty good looking.
The grandmother: Well I had a polka-dot dress on at that time.
The grandfather: She knew my weakness, a polka dot dress. And so she tricked me into marrying her with a polka dot dress. And if I tell you any more, you’ll know more about it than I do.
In this job, you meet awesome people.
30 Strangers is a fund raiser for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis.