Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sally, Gretchen, Tom and Bill

My parents have company down for a few days. The story that goes with this is so cute and fateful, that I have to retell it.

My mom went to Colby Sawyer Junior College, an all girls college, in New London, NH. It is now coed and a full college. Her roommate was Gretchen. After college they went to work in Boston together and lived in an apartment on Marlborough St.

After being in the air force my dad went to UMass. His roommate or frat brother or friend was named Bill. My dad and Bill moved to Boston to go to work and lived above Sally and Gretchen on Marlborough St..

My dad thought my mom was a "nosy broad" because she and Gretchen would keep their door open to their appt. so they could see the comings and goings of everyone in the appt building, esp. Bill and Tom. They had a bad habit of climbing up the fire escape and 'checking in' on the boys.

Finally, my mom and dad went out and I am sure it was pure bliss after that. AND, Bill and Gretchen went out and likewise, pure bliss. Then they all got engaged, then they all got married, then they all had children and some 40+ years later both couples are still married! They are spending a few fun days together and when I talked to my mom last night, all they were doing is giggling.

Doesn't fate work in mysterious ways?

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very funny S. G and I giggled a lot reading your little blog, as did the boys. Marlboro ST was not the same after we all left and now we live happily ever after. Love, ME

Anonymous said...

Very funny S. G and I giggled a lot reading your little blog, as did the boys. Marlboro ST was not the same after we all left and now we live happily ever after. Love, ME

Wendi said...

I love happily ever afters!!!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I love this kind of stuff!! Happy endings are the very best kind.

Hallie

Colleen said...

that is such a sweet story!

one of my college roommates and I used to keep our apt. door open to watch for the boys across the hall, too. ;)

KathyLikesPink said...

That's a great story! How wonderful to have such life long friends. And how often do couples have other couples that you enjoy both spouses so much?