My dad's parents, Richard Lee and Fannie Collier Clemens. The story about how they met is unknown to me.
My mom's parents, Corb and Bertha Gearheart Stevens. The story about how they met is unknown to me.
How sad it is that these people that I knew so well in my life have stories that will never be known to me. I can only surmise that their love story echoes that of my parents; they married because there wasn't anything else to do.
In eastern Kentucky, opportunities for going beyond the few counties around one's home were few. You married who you knew; those your parents knew, those you went to school with, those you saw at church, those that lived up the holler.
Oh, if I could just have about five minutes more with each of them!