Do You Know Your Parents Love Story ?

@SIMPLYD (81397)
Philippines
October 6, 2016 2:34am CST
Of course we know our own love stories . But what about that of your parents ? Our mother told us their love story, so we siblings know about it . Here goes ; My father was assigned to work at a town in North Cotabato where my mother lives . He lives in the hotel my mother’s parents own . Each day he would tease my mother’s mother pointing at her picture on the wall , that he would marry my mother once she comes home from Manila where she was on her pre-Medicine course . And they did meet and fell in love when one time, mother came home for a vacation . The next time she came home , she eloped with my father and went to Manila. They came back when they had me as their first baby .
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@XinfulThotz (4184)
• Singapore, Singapore
6 Oct 16
no love story. just through friend recommendation. find each other okay, and got married..
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Wow , that simple ! And how are they now ?
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• Singapore, Singapore
6 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD still together.still good. sometimes argue a bit. sometimes laugh together. getting older...
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
@XinfulThotz That's natural for married couple , argue , get along , but laugh a lot . It's a magic formula of staying together after all these years .
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• New Delhi, India
6 Oct 16
Yes I do know... Though it was an arranged marriage but know very interesting details of their courtship period
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Really , their is an arranged marriage . So how are they as husband and wife now , are they together and loving ?
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• New Delhi, India
6 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD living happily till date
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@amitkokiladitya I am happy to know that , my friend .
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@jstory07 (69055)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Oct 16
That is a nice love story. My Parents were both in the service and they met overseas.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Thank you . Most married couple are like that , working in the same company . I guess , we call it here "love your neighbor " .
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• United States
6 Oct 16
I know mine: My mother lived in Baltimore, MD. My father was in the Army. They both went to a USO dance in Aberdeen, Md. My mother went with her sister. When my father walked in the door my aunt said to my mother, "I'm going to marry that guy." LOL - my father headed straight to my mother and since my father was an excellent dancer they hit it off. They were married May of 1946 and I was born in August the following year. They are both in heaven now.
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@thelme55 (14944)
• Germany
6 Oct 16
What a lovely story @AbbyGreenhill
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• United States
6 Oct 16
@thelme55 Thank you. I'm glad my mother shared it with me.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
Wow, that 's a nice love story . Sorry for your aunt , because it was your mother your father went straight to. So both of them loves dancing . That was so nice .
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@TRBRocks420 (81000)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Oct 16
Very nice story and, yes my parents met at a dance.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Wow, they met in a dance . It means they both are fond of dancing . So how are they now ?
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@TRBRocks420 (81000)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD They were teenagers, now they are divorced, have been for a long time 23 years now.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
@TRBRocks420 Most teenage marriage end up divorced or here , they separate . That's because they were not yet matured enough for responsibility at their young ages .
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
6 Oct 16
That's rather romantic. My parents' falling in love was rather wholesome. They worked together. She was a very shy girl. He was 15 years older than her. She baked him cakes at the weekend and put them in his work locker. There must be some truth in the old saying about the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
With that , it is proven that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach , indeed ! I have read from here that most of their parents are in the same workplace . I think being always with each other develops the love , as what happened to me and my husband . We were officemates too.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
6 Oct 16
Well...it isn't really a 'love story'. Mom got married at 16 because she was pregnant (that's what you did back in the 50's here). And from her mouth, it was stated all 7 of us kids were 'accidents'. Not much love to this story, she filed for divorce after all of the kids were grown.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
All of you 7 kids were "accidents" ? Funny , if it was an accident the first time , then the second and the next ones should have been avoided . Yes, back in the 50's eloping or getting pregnant first was common . That is sad , that even with 7 kids already she still filed for divorce . Most early marriages ends up that way . I am happy you also know your parents' love story .
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@shaynas (5527)
• India
6 Oct 16
My parents had an arranged marriage... so there is nothing much of story to know
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Yes, i know that in India marriages are arranged . So how is their marriage now ? And how many children did they have , including you ?
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@shaynas (5527)
• India
7 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD The marriage is wonderful and rock solid even after 30 years now we are 3 siblings dt includes my younger sis and bro
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@shaynas Oh that is so nice to hear . See, even arranged marriage can be indeed successful . It really depends on the couple to make it successful .
@JudyEv (130066)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Oct 16
That is a very romantic story! Really lovely.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
Thank you . I find it that way too . What about your parents' , do you happen to know how and where they met and fell in love ?
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@JudyEv (130066)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD No, not really. I know Dad used to pick Mum up on the back of his motor-cycle.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@JudyEv So maybe that's how their love story started .
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
6 Oct 16
Yeah. My parents got married, had my brother and me then got divorced when I was 6 months old. End of story.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Where did they meet ? It's sad though that they got divorced .
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
6 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD My dad was 16 years older that my mom. They met when my dad bought eggs for my mother's farm. However my mom married someone else, who left her, before she married my dad.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
8 Oct 16
@RichardMeister Then , they are indeed meant for each other .
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Oct 16
I do love to hear great love stories, but my parents, is not one. I do like your parents story though.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
Thank you .
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• Japan
6 Oct 16
Yes, they were in college together.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Oh so they were classmates in college . Me and my husband we're officemates .
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
Oh, thanks to them that you are here with us now. My parents' love story was quite challenging too. They got separated but at the end, they still found each other. My mom has been always the one who loves to share their stories with us. I find it cute.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
True . They got seaprated while sweethearts ? Oh that.s a nice love story because in the end they still found each other . They're destined to be together forever . Yes, it was mother too who told us their love story , because her picture that made my father fall in love with her is in their receiving room , together with our individual pictures when we graduated in college .
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD My father is always the quiet type. But I admire my father because he is smart. He knew some foreign languages even though he learned it when he was still very young. He did not forget what he learned.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@annierose My father too is the quiet type . Your father is so smart indeed .
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@thelme55 (14944)
• Germany
6 Oct 16
Why did they elope? Were they not allowed to get married?
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
Because my mother was still studying in Pre-Med and she was just 19 at that time . My two sisters followed her path . They both also eloped when they were 18 . My father cried for the third sister when she eloped , because she's his favorite .
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@thelme55 (14944)
• Germany
7 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD Oh my! There were no wedding dresses and wedding celebrations? Your grandparents were so sad then.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
8 Oct 16
@thelme55 They did have but it was simple because it was just a civil one. They were married by a priest , my uncle priest , when i was already about grade 6 . It was just held at home and only family and close relatives and friends were invited .
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
6 Oct 16
Cute love story. My parents have arranged marriage. But I've done enquiry with each person personally about the love factor. Must say, both had very different point of view! Mom seem to be shy so ended up in one line saying 'the way I love you (daughter) that's the same I feel for you dad :p. But only difference is I love u more.' My father thought a while and said 'Yes, there is love factor! Its about the chemistry, how you get alone with each other..^_^'
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
Thank you . It's nice to know your parents' love story . Even if it was an arranged one , they fell in love with each other eventually .
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
7 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD Yes! That's true! :) most of the time, even in arranged, people fall in love. But its also true that some arranged marriage is simply a big compromise. And I feel sorry for them!
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@RitzzView Being on an arranged marriage is a gamble then . But the couple should really try their best to fall in love with each other to make the marriage a success .
@acelawrites (12212)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Wow, you are the "product" of their love! I don't know, I had not the chance to ask; I should, like you did.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
Yes, the very first one in five all girl children . Maybe you should ask your mother about it . It's nice knowing how our parents met . I am sure she will tell you .
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@acelawrites (12212)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD Oh no, I couldn't ask anymore, they're both gone long ago!
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@acelawrites Oh that is so sad , because no one know about their love story from amongst you children .
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@Daljinder (22073)
• India
6 Oct 16
I sometimes suspect there was more to the story at my father's end at the least. But he is a conservative and traditional Dad who won't fess up lest he gave any bad impression, especially on his daughter. Mom's eldest sister and Dad's maternal uncle were married. Mom's sister was 20 years older than her. She has long since passed away due to health reasons and so has her husband. So, obviously both side of the families knew each other for a long time. Family visits were common. It was an arranged marriage and Dad's family waited 4 years to ask for Mom's hand in marriage because Mom's another elder sister (she has 4 sisters.) was still unmarried. Over here until the elder sister is married the younger wouldn't get married. (most of the time)
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Oh now i understand some of the traditions of marriage in your country . Although, your parents have an arranged wedding , they seem to like and eventually love each other . How nice . It is so nice that both sides of your family knew each other for a long time . Being that , the members can indeed develop over one another .
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@Daljinder (22073)
• India
6 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD Yeah knowing each other's family beforehand helps a lot.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
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@responsiveme (16835)
• India
7 Oct 16
Thats a good story. My parents both met when they joined as teachers in a college. They married and made that place their home.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
See, so your parents too , were former workmates . Most here have parents who met each other and fell in love in their workplace . Actually , me and my husband were also workmates .
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• India
7 Oct 16
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@RubyHawk (28236)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Oct 16
That's a sweet story. My mom and dad were neighbors.
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
So , they actually do the phrase "love thy neighbor " .
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@sol_cee (16879)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Oct 16
Did you elope as well?
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@SIMPLYD (81397)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
No . Hubby and i were officemates . It's there we met each other . My two sisters , the third and the fourth ones both eloped when they were eighteen . My father cried for the fourth who first eloped . She was his favorite .
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