Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dorothy and Flash

I want to tell you a quick story.  A love story.
About Oscar and Dorothy,
My sweet grandparents.

They met in high school.
In Iowa.
She was young and beautiful.
His nickname was Flash because he outran all of the seniors on the track team.
Dorothy and Flash.

They were married in 1945,
When he returned home from WWII.
They honeymooned in Chicago,
and eventually moved to Ohio.

Dorothy and Flash raised three boys together.
Their middle child is my favorite.
They have 5 grandchildren.

Dorothy and Flash send the best camp care packages.
They make pumpkin stick cookies and mail them to every child and every grandchild.
Every year.
Even if they don’t get around to it until the next July.

Flash wears suspenders that look like a giant measuring tape.
Dorothy still uses a typewriter when she sends birthday cards.
Flash says “yes dear” better than any man I’ve ever known.

Dorothy and Flash have been married for 65 years.
They still live together on Adams street in the home they raised their 3 sons in.
They are a wonderful example of true love.

Today, Flash had heart surgery,
and he came out ok.
He is resting and doing well.

But last night, as he left for the hospital,
He said goodbye to Dorothy.
She would be meeting him at the hospital the next day.

As Dorothy said goodbye to him at the door, she said,
Come back to me.
And Flash said,"
I will,
One way or another
.

Dorothy and Flash.
The best example of love I could ever ask for.

19 comments:

Abby said...

What a sweet story! I have to admit it got me a little teary eyed. I love stories like this - it shows that even with all the hate and fighting going on in the world, true love still exists and can last forever!

Jordan said...

love it... what a great example of love that we can all strive to someday come close to. im a little teary eyed, not sure if it is the story or how much i miss you. im thinkin a little of both.

Kendall and Brooks said...

Totally crying… you should tellthe story about your parents and the hamburger someday. You know I love that one, true love!!!!!

the adventures of a modern housewife said...

this is so sweet - in a world where we too often hear about divorce and scandal this is wonderful to read about

SBG said...

thats so cute!

Lindsay said...

OMG this is the sweetest story ever! And just like Abby, it got me a little teary eyed... I'm such a sap!

Glitterista said...

What a lovely story! You should send this to your family. Best wishes for your grandparents.

Alivia said...

Oh my gosh, it's only 10 am and I am crying with joy. Such a beautiful story about love, thank you for sharing it with us! <3

Tina said...

oh my gosh what a sweet story! im totally crying!

A.Co said...

OMG I want to cry, this is so sweet. I love it.

My grandparents will be married 60 years next September and my grammy is so excited to celebrate - she keeps talking about it, it's so sweet.

AMAZING examples of love.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

J and A said...

Ah loved this! Thanks for sharing!

Pink Champagne said...

Such a sweet story! I'm a sucker for a good love story...

RedDirtRevival said...

oh my gaaawwwwwddd stop you're making my throat catch and my eyes water. What a beautiful story!

Norma said...

That got me all emotional...and you know me and emotion aren't bffs...so adorable.

Mrs.D said...

Beautiful Story! Thank you for sharing this. It's always nice to have a reminder that true love last.

Jamie said...

Annnnd I just cried. Love that!

Whitney said...

Such a sweet post, Allison! :) Glad your grandad is doing well and will keep your fam in my thoughts.

Jess said...

Awwwww...what a sweet story!!! Thanks for putting a smile on my face (and some hope in my heart)!

Finance Girl said...

this definitely has caused me to be teary eyed at work.