Paul R. Orshoski,Sr. married Joyce E. Parker on July 1,1950 at St. Paul English Lutheran Church in Sandusky, Ohio. But before they were married, they had a first date. I found this account of my parents' first date in the back of my baby book.
Here is a transcription of the first three paragraphs:
Paul R. Orshoski
Joyce E. Parker
met on the 28th day of December, 1947, which was their first date, upon going to a movie at the Clinton Theatre at Port Clinton, Ohio. Miss Betty Ferrall (who in Sept. 1941 became Mrs. Wayne Orshoski), & Don Orshoski were also along.
In April of 1950 they became engaged. Miss Parker & Mr. Orshoski that is. (They would have been wed sooner,but Miss Parker's father did not approve.)
On a very beautiful sunny day, the first of July, 1950, the couple were happily married in St. Paul's English Lutheran Church by the Rev. J. A. Griffith, Sally Parker & Wayne Orshoski, attendants. First apt. - 436 Huron Ave., Sandusky. In Aug. 1951, the moved into their own home at Crystal Rock, Rt. #1, Vickery, Ohio.
Joyce Parker Orshoski continues her narration by telling about the birth of her first three children, and after briefly living in a rented house in Bay View, Paul and Joyce Orshoski and their three children moved into a new house on Route 269 in Bay View in April of 1956. Paul built the house himself, with a great deal of help from his extended family. For many years Paul and Joyce lived next door to Paul's brother Wayne, who incidentally married Joyce's good friend Betty Ferrall.
Joyce Orshoski lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on September 8, 2010. She was buried next to her husband Paul at the Perkins Cemetery.