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Cindy’s Love Story: Globe-trotting romance

Frank and Hilde Schoonover laugh while recounting stories of their early courtship, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at their North Spokane home. The couple has been married more than 60 years. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Frank and Hilde Schoonover laugh while recounting stories of their early courtship, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at their North Spokane home. The couple has been married more than 60 years. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

He bought a ring and put it in his pocket for their next date, but didn’t get around to proposing until Hilde had already boarded the bus headed to her job at a pharmacy. “I ran along the sidewalk trying to propose as she hung out the window. I remember her words – ‘Hurry up and give me the ring!’ So I handed it to her through the window.” A grin split his face. “The next date she bought me a car – a 1949 Chrysler!” Hilde shrugged. “I was tired of taking the bus”/Cindy Hval, SR Love Story. More here.

Question: Did your marriage proposal go smoothly?




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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