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Jeff and Jennifer Barlow

Love Story: Jeff and Jennifer Barlow meet at Singles Night at a Spokane Indians baseball game in 1992. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Love Story: Jeff and Jennifer Barlow meet at Singles Night at a Spokane Indians baseball game in 1992. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

It was July 1992, Indians baseball game – singles night.

You walk through the gate, and if you were single you were handed a card with a character name on it. Just so happens that Jennifer got Jane Jetson – on the search for George Jetson during the game.

What do you know: it started raining, and the game got postponed until field dried up. Jennifer’s roommate went to get beverages while they waited out the rain.

Next thing Jennifer knows, roommate comes back with a card that reads “George Jetson.” Roommate then goes to retrieve the beverages she was supposed to have gotten. Next time she comes back, it’s with a summons: “Jennifer,” she says, “You have to come meet George Jetson.”

That night was the beginning of Forever love between George and Jane Jetson. Twenty four years and two children later, after a terrible setback in 2017 (Jeff loses his job and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the same month), Jeff and Jennifer are still together, with more love than anyone could ever imagine. May 28th is our anniversary.


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