Meeting Her Husband

Love at First Sight

"I'd like to have a picture if you'll be in it."

"That’s where I was the night that my young man [Rich] came bouncing in, and he was in the Navy, and he had come in with his buddy...You could always walk in there and there was always somebody there to feed you. So they were just looking, they had never been to a USO before, and they were midshipmen, and they were both cute, but I got the one. I asked him if he’d like to have his picture taken, and he said, 'Not particularly,' and he said, 'What would I do with the picture?' I said, 'You’d send it to your mother or possibly your girlfriend.' And he said, 'Well they know how I look. They don’t need another one.' But he said, 'I’d like to have a picture if you’ll be in it.' And I said, 'I’m not in the pictures, I just help get them out.' And he said, 'Well, go ask [the photographer].' So I did. And he said, 'Sure,' he said, 'I’ll take your picture. Tell them it’s okay.' [Richard] found his friend...I’m in the middle, and he’s on one side and Richard’s on the other. He told me later that he knew the minute he saw me he was gonna marry me. And three weeks later, he proposed."