Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Judy And The Eliminator

















Today is my parents' wedding anniversary.

The way that Mom and Dad met is quite fascinating. Dad was a night security guard at Colorado Women's Correctional Facility. My father towered over the inmates and terrified them by his hulking presence and, it was because of this, that he was given the nickname "The Eliminator." Dad began his tour of duty at Colorado Women's Correctional Facility on November 22, 1961--two years to the day before the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Six years later, Mom was sentenced to a twenty-two year stretch for Second Degree Murder. It was here that the two met, fell in love, and married in the prison chapel. Because Mom was an inmate, Dad was forced to resign from his position.

To this very day, the Eliminator will tell you "I'm glad I did it."

Mom gave birth to my older brother, Matt, while still serving time. Over two years later, she was granted parole while she was seven months pregnant with me. Jeff was born two years after that, on the "outside." Today, they're still happily married with their three sons, three daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. Be sure and wish them a happy anniversary here.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Momma and Pappa Teel.
-Milkshake

23 August, 2006  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Happy anniversary to my favorite aunt and uncle!

23 August, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're anniversary is tomorrow, goofball. But happy anniversary to them anyway.

Frasier

23 August, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! And you think you know people -- and now this! Do you think it will be safe for Fran & I to go over there? Happy 38th, anyhoo! L. Fish

23 August, 2006  
Anonymous Mom said...

Who is "Milkshake"? Thank you Jenny, (our favorite niece!). Thank you, Matt, for setting Mark straight on our anniversary date. Yes, Lloyd, you & Fran can come over anytime. Mark...? I'm not quite sure how to thank you, but we love ya anyway!

28 August, 2006  
Anonymous Mom said...

Oh yes, I forgot... love the picture!!

28 August, 2006  
Blogger Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

Happy belated anniversary! I'm glad to finally know the story behind Jude & The Eliminator(s).

28 August, 2006  

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