GRPS Sweetheart Stories

Randall & Michelle (Graves) Breckon – City High School – Class of 2005

Randy and I met in 6th grade when we both started attending Zoo School. Neither of us intended to go to City, but somehow we both ended up there. We weren’t directly friends, but our friend groups ate lunch near each other (in the CafeGymBandAtorium). In our junior year, on the class trip to Shipshewana, Randy told me that he had a crush on me. Despite teasing from my friends, we went on our first date. Afterwards, with more teasing from my friends, I promptly ignored his existence for a month. Then we both started working on the fall play together (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead), and I confessed that I’d had a dream he had started to date someone else and I had woken up crying. He gave me another chance, and we started dating!

We went to college together, eventually moving to Ohio for a few years to complete our Master’s degrees and then back home to Michigan. Now we’ve been together for 20 years, married for 13.5, and have two kids.