AND THE PRETTY GIRL
Everyone from everywhere went there
the subway lines crisscrossed the streets
and the kids of all ages met at Branch Brook Park.
The Olmstead park, like its big sister in New York
was wrought from rolling raw farmland in the city
and shaped into ponds and rolling fields
to please the crowds
At the big park in winter, ice skaters ruled
but the rest of the year roller skaters rumbled
That’s where my parents met some how older than the rest
the handsome carpenter who looked like Tyrone Power
and the skinny gal with the pretty round face
who looked like Julie Roberts,
but first, in those pre-war years
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Married 10.24.1945 til death do us part.