Iowa City couple to wed at junior high where they met as 7th graders nearly 50 years agoBy AP
Friday, August 6, 2010
Iowa City couple to wed at jr. high 50 years later
IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Iowa City couple is getting married at South East Junior High nearly 50 years after they met there as seventh graders.
Karen Wilcox and Mike Wilson were brought together in 1962 by an alphabetized homeroom seating arrangement. They dated in eighth grade, but broke up by high school. They stayed in touch on and off as each went on to two unsuccessful marriages.
The two started dating again in January after Wilson moved back to Iowa City from Florida, where he’d lived after retiring as a surgeon. They’ll get married in the same room where they shared their first dance.
Principal Deb Wretman loved the idea. She says most people leave junior high and never want to look back.
Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, www.press-citizen.com/
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