05 March 2014

Women's History Month: How did they meet?

March is Women's History Month and as such Geneabloggers' prompt today is: 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 paternal grandparents (Joseph & Anna Kurenda Ruczhak) met at school. Baba was a year older than Gigi and her command of English was better. He spoke only Ukrainian in the home. So, the teacher at the school asked her to help him learn English.

I have no clue how my mom's parents met. I'm not sure I ever heard that story.

My parents (Joseph & Barbara Still Ruczhak) met at a dance. Mom was there with her cousin Denise O'Flaherty (Coblentz) and Daddy was with some friends. Daddy and Aunt Denise (and her husband Ray Coblentz) went to school together. They attended Horace Scott HS in Coatesville. Daddy saw mom at the dance and asked Aunt (really a cousin btw but she's mom and dad's age so ...) Denise to introduce them!

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