We stopped by today to visit my uncle, he is 90 years young and is living in a nursing home. While visiting the subject of my mom who is his sister and my dad came up. He was telling me how good of a cook my mother was and how she made wonderful cake and pies. He was saying how he and his wife my other uncle and his wife would come over to my house to have some deserts. Both of my parents are dead, dad has been gone for about 36 years and mom passed on about 10 years ago. Mom was 15 and dad was 25 when they were married, I asked my uncle how my folks met. He told me that Dawson’s were farmers and moved to Cordell Oklahoma from Texas to farm some land, and the Harbin’s were farmers and moved from Alabama and had a farm just a few miles away and they became friends. I asked my uncle if his mom and dad minded that my mother was married so young and he told me that they did not mind and that they felt he could take good care of her.
I just wish I had been interested in all this back when my folks were alive and I am very thankful that my uncle still has enough of his mind that he can remember this info. He is the only living relative that was around when my folks were young.