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Old September 27th, 2012 #74
Steven L. Akins
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The Heart of Dixie
Posts: 13,170

My grandfather, who was born in 1905, began his professional career as a school teacher, as was his father before him. He met my grandmother, who was born in 1917, while teaching a school in which she was one of his pupils. They were married in 1934 shortly after she turned 17 and he was 29. Their marriage lasted 46 years until my grandfather's death in 1980. He later gave up teaching to become a Methodist minister, they were the parents of seven surviving children.