Residents share their stories of love
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we asked a few residents to share their love stories to mark the month of romance.
Letha & C.J. “Bud” Woodhams
Although both of us lived on farms south of Clay Center, we did not really meet until Bud was a senior and I was a Junior at CCCHS (Clay County Community High School).
We dated until he went to Nebraska to mechanics school after his graduation. Following that, he went to Baltimore, Md., to work for the Glen L. Martin Company. After my graduation, I attended business school at Brown Mackie in Salina, then returned to Clay Center for a secretarial position at the Clay County Welfare Office.
Bud and I kept in touch during this time. He came home for a visit and gave me a ring with a promise we would get married if he got a deferment from the military. Wedding plans were soon made over the telephone, and I took the train from Topeka to join him. We were married in a Presbyterian chapel and had a year together before he was drafted and joined the Navy.
Dorcile and Garold Moon
Dorcile met Garold through her brother, as he was one of her brother’s friends. Afterward, they spent about 61 years as a married couple and had a son and daughter. Garold was her first and only true love, closely followed by her love for Alan Jackson.
Evelyne and Cecil Keen
Evelyne and Cecil met at a Sunday school party, and the rest is history. They were married in 1951 and spent 70 beautiful years together before he passed last summer.