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THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012, 11:03 A.M.

Colville boy meets Kansas City girl

Sol and Darlene Ferguson have been married 61 years. They met in Japan, where both their parents were serving in the Army. (Dan Pelle)
Sol and Darlene Ferguson have been married 61 years. They met in Japan, where both their parents were serving in the Army. (Dan Pelle)

Sol and Darlene Ferguson have been married 61 years.

When you hear about a boy from the Colville Indian Reservation who meets a girl from Kansas City, in Japan of all places, you know you’re in for an interesting story. And for Sol and Darlene Ferguson it’s a tale with a happy ending.

Sol’s father had been drafted in 1944, and when the Ferguson family left for Japan in 1947, they made the news. “I went over with eight siblings and came home with 11,” Sol said. “We were the largest family to be deployed at that time.”

Darlene came from an Army family as well. She arrived in Japan in 1949 and quickly spotted Sol playing pool with his brothers at the NCO Club. She asked her mom, “Do you think they’d let me play pool with them?” Her mom replied, “Go ask!”

So she did.Read more. Cindy Hval, SR

Can you imagine your 16-year-old daughter or 18-year-old son getting married?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.







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