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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Fearless Females 5 - A Dance Floor Meeting -

 Fearless Females" is a blog In honour of National Women's History Month in the USA. Suggested by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist, it provides 31 Blogging Prompts for March.  For March 5th - Do you know the story of how your parents met ?
I know exactly how my parents met, as my father often talked about it and wrote it down in his "Early Memories".

Blackpool Tower from the North Pier

My mother (Kathleen Danon) was born in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, a few miles from the north west seaside resort of Blackpool. She and her sister, Edith,  often went dancing in the Winter Gardens Ballroom and in Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Dad (John Weston) had recently moved to Blackpool to work and here is his story as told in his "Early Memories".

"One Saturday night I was in the Winter Gardens when I saw a young lady sitting on a settee. She got up and we said "Hello". I tried to find her again in the evening without success, even going to the exit door to watch people leave. 

Two weeks later I was at the Tower Ballroom and who should come along but two ladies - and you have guessed that was your Mum and Aunt. Mum stopped to say "Hello" and we started talking and had a good chat. I asked if she would come to the cinema the next night and offered to come for her and take her home. She agreed. I thought it was rather brave of her to come with me when we had only just met to talk together.

The date was 13th October 1936 and we married 18th April 1938." 

Dad & Mum on their wedding day -
with Mum's sister Edith and Dad's brother Charles.  

Mum  and Dad on their Diamond Wedding Anniversary -18th April  1998

Copyright © 2013 · Susan Donaldson.  All Rights Reserved


  1. What a wonderful story. Sometimes you just "know." So glad to see that their marriage was a long and happy one!

    1. I had to include this post in my Friday's Favorites for March 8. Thanks for the great reading!

  2. I am in awe of the way you are always weaving together your photos and stories! I admit I should comment more often, but I am a lazy wordpresser and love the ease of my "like" buttons :)
    Also love reading your blog
    Kassie aka "Mom" Maybe someone should write that down...

  3. The story of how your parents met brought a smile to my face. It reminds me of a movie - the brief encounter in passing to say hello, your father trying to find her all evening and then meeting up again two weeks later. Wow...being married over 60 years is quite an accomplishment. Wonderful story - thanks for sharing. :)


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