Angela: When did you meet Imogene?
Royce: About 1929, her aunt was teaching school on the Patmos Road. She and Miss Reeves had a two room school. I was teaching with a lady named "Agaitha Bullard," of Washington, on the Lewisville Road. They were eighth and ninth grade schools. We would bring our kids over for athletic events and socials. Aunt Laura got me acquainted with Imogene and we visited them.
Angela: How long did you date before you met Dorothy?
Royce: Probably about a year or more.
Angela: What is her maiden name?
Royce: "Laura Imogene Hopson." The interesting thing is Aunt Laura and Uncle Oscar are buried out here and she had an Aunt named Anne Hopson Taylor who ran a beauty shop right there in the second block of Main Street.
Angela: When did you meet Dorothy?
Royce: To know her real well, probably 1929 or 1930.
Angela: How long before you were married?
Royce: Well, we were married Oct. 16, 1932, secretly.
Angela: Why secretly?
Royce: Imogene says---and I will not dispute a word that she says---she and I had agreed that we would finish school before we got married. Well, I had that same ambition, but I just got carried away with Dorothy, a wonderful woman. We decided we wanted to get married.
Angela: Did you tell your parents?
Royce: No, we were married 59 years.