Great topic Eileen!
They first met at a dance. Dad was 20 and Mom was 15, and they shared a dance. He wrote her name down in a journal he'd been keeping, or at least he thought he did. Her name was Colette, but he wrote Cliff. They were not to see each other again for a while. Dad joined the Army and served for a couple years, then came back. One night Colette got invited to a boat party on the South Street seaport, on a boat called the Nassau. She didn't want to go alone, and couldn't convince her friend to go with her. Colette said to her friend, "Come on! You never know who you're going to meet!" So her friend gave in and they went.
Dad, just back from the Army would be at the Nassau boat party too. He spotted Colette from across the room, and made a beeline to her. She didn't remember the dance they had (not right away anyway), but he did. Even though they only had one dance some years earlier, he remembered.
"You never know who you're going to meet!"