Robin McDonald knew she would marry Eric Martin well before he proposed to her at the Girls’ Club last summer in what would be a nostalgic return to the area they once roamed as Boys’ and Girls’ Club counselors.
John Pless considers himself a fatalist, or one who believes all events in life — love and loss, tragedy and triumph — can be boiled down to the idea humans are powerless to what actually transpires.
Rowland Bennett and Linda Brady did not meet at Chautauqua Institution. They were not counselors at Boys’ and Girls’ Club, where they fostered their love during long lunch breaks, nor did they meet by chance on Bestor Plaza after a night performance.
On June 24, 1964 in Chautauqua, Bill Ingram had made a bet with his two other brothers: Whomever was the first to pick up a girl at the College Club mixer could have free rein of their mother’s car for the night.