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Lucky in Love: On The Way To The Chapel

Jeannie and her husband on his beloved Goldwing.

Part Three of my Lucky In Love Series – My True Romance

I had a written plan for my future. I never intended to marry until I was at least twenty-seven. I met Loren, and the plan went out the window. Yes, he regrets the eyeglass frames and the mustache. I had big glasses, but I was too smart to wear them in the photograph.

Jeannie and her husband on his beloved Goldwing.
This photograph was taken the second time we saw each other, two months after he came to Texas.

 

Loren is a little older than I am. For example, in November 1987, he was entering the U.S. Navy,

Jeannie's husband in the U.S. Navy

and I was in the seventh grade. That is a six year age difference for all you fellow non-math people.

 Cheerleader Jeannie

The third time I laid eyes on him, Loren got down on one knee and proposed to me on the steps of the beautiful historic Dallas County Courthouse in Dallas, Texas (now the Old Red Museum). He knew I loved the “old red courthouse” because it looked like a castle. The history of the building is detailed in the video below.

 

Jeannie and her engagement ringJeannie's hand on her dog's head.
I loved my ring! Loren designed my engagement ring and commissioned an artist to make it.

No, not everyone believed in our love story, but that didn’t matter to us. I spent holiday break with him in Illinois, and he returned with me to Texas in January. We planned our wedding for March, a year after having met online.

Read the previous parts of the Lucky in Love Series:

Lucky in Love: How We Met

March: Lucky in Love

 

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