Shorty Gains Favor With the Maiden

Gerry and Susan Riley

I’ve always heard my parents met at first in high school. My dad approached my mom and she rejected him stating he was “too short.”

Later in their Junior year, they were taking a driver’s ed class togethet when the car ran out of gas. Since my dad ran track and field, he volunteered to run to the station which was aout a mile away. I guess as he was running away, my mom started having feelings for him and they ended up getting married one year out of high school.

They’ve been married around 50 years I think. This story should give hope to all high school underclassmen who are short ;) My dad grew to be 6 feet.

Mama’s Losin’ It

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

1 thought on “Shorty Gains Favor With the Maiden”

  1. Wow, I’m surprised he sprouted so late! I was always taller than the boys too, but ended up marrying a shorter fella anyway. I’m glad your mom gave him a shot. :)

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