Teresa and Morris Blom had known each other since kindergarten. Teresa moved 10 times in 30 years all around the US. She settled in Denver, Colorado.
Morris was farming in Bricelyn.
Their paths crossed at a classmate’s daughter’s wedding. A classmate took a picture of them dancing and thought it would be a good idea if they got together. But Teresa wasn’t sure and since she was living in Denver it wasn’t likely they would bump into each other. Then, their friends got involved.
Classmates and friends began giving not-so-gentle nudges and hints. In fact, the couple was nudged together again in Las Vegas for a class reunion. Then pushes from friends came more frequently.
On a drive to another reunion, they drove together and that was, when it ‘clicked.’ Morris visited Colorado before fall harvest, then Thanksgiving and even for New Year’s Eve. In February, they took a cruise and Morris proposed.
The couple joked they needed a gentle push but the nudge they got would have pushed the hinges right off the doors. And that nudge was from their classmates.
From a story by Lacey Sawatzky in the Albert Lea Tribune, Albert Lea, Minnesota.