Thanks to Alicia for sharing this photo of her grandparents. From Alicia: Doc and Edith met on a slow train through Georgia. He was so enamored with her that he started writing her letters and sending her books. One day, he surprised her by showing up at her school. Although he didn’t realize how far her school was from the Nashville train station and had to ask her for money to cover his taxi.
They married at West End Church in Nashville, Tennessee on September 8, 1945. My grandfather served in WWII and remained in the Navy, eventually retiring as a Commander after they made thirteen permanent moves in twelve years with all five children in tow. They even were stationed in Hawaii before it became a state! After the Navy he became an engineering professor. They were married 62 years and lived to be 89 and 92. They had a love that lasted a lifetime; held hands up until my grandfather passed. They were amazing and beautiful people who lived life to the fullest. They are survived by five children, thirteen grandchildren and twenty one great-grandchildren.