Fifty years ago today, right around this time, Dad proposed to Mom. He called her, because he'd just gone into the army, and was about to be sent to Korea (even though he didn't know it right this second then), and proposed. Fifty years ago tomorrow, he spent his one night at Fort Leonard Wood, despite the fact that he tried to get stationed in the Midwest for the entire time he was in the army.
November 1, 2005 will be their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
And my Dad says he sees me as a superhero. Whatever confidence I have comes from him.