Thank you to this blogger for sharing the heart-meltingly beautiful story of how her grandma and grandpa met and fell in love through the Red Cross…
They had met when my grandmother volunteered as a Red Cross worker in the small community of Oretown, where her family had a modest farm on the Oregon coast. She randomly drew his name from a list of lonely young soldiers to write to during WWI. They initially corresponded as friends, fell in love through the post over one and one-half years and, after he was discharged from the service, he came home to court her formally and ask her parents, Christian and Mathilde, for her hand. They married and built a life together that eventually found them retired in that lovely cabin in Long Beach, Washington.
Wouldn’t that make the most romantic movie? (Hello, Hollywood! We know you’re reading.)
Read the full story here.
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