This is a story that ran in the Chicago Herald American. Some "war correspondant" interviewed nurses from the Chicago area, including my mom. She was probably only about 21 or 22. This was only the first time she was engaged, and it wasn't to my father. I think she said she was engaged about four times before him. When I asked her why she bothered getting engaged if she didn't really plan to get married, she said she "liked wearing the rings." Hmmm. . .I guess I'm not adopted.