I am participating in the Fearless Female Blog Posts for Women’s History Month, where we post about the females in our family. The questions
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?
My parents Betty and Walter Porter met through mutual friends. I don’t know the complete detail of their introduction to one another, but I remember my mother telling me that he was a gentleman. She stated that she could have chosen anyone, but there was something special about my father. She called him a social genius and was full of potential. All I know is those two together would really make you bust a gut. They were so fun together. My father would have a joke and my mother would be right there with him, and laying one on the line.
The group of friends my parents met through remained forever friends for over sixty years. Some have passed on and some are still living and residing in different parts of the United States.