Ken and Rosie.

we break fast.

ken and rosie we break fastHome. Chassahowitzka, Florida.

Ken and Rosie, aka Ken and “Honey,” were secretly married in September of 1955, two weeks after they officially began dating. She was 19 and he was 20. People assumed the usual, that it was a shotgun wedding. It wasn’t. It was love at first sight. Almost 61 years later, they still flirt. More importantly, they’re best friends. They’re also my grandparents. Having watched them my whole life, it’s no wonder that I’m a hopeless romantic. I’d always heard fragments of their story, but it was such a pleasure to hear the whole thing over waffles at their home in Chassahowitzka, Florida, and I’m so grateful that they answered all of my questions – even the awkward ones, mom. I hope that you find their legendary romance as inspiring and entertaining as I do.

Alright, so what I want to know is how you met and…

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