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Proof That Love Blooms in Theme Parks and That Happily-Ever-After Is in Pembroke Pines

For Pembroke Pines snowbirds love was born at the top of this ride 50 years ago.
For Pembroke Pines snowbirds love was born at the top of this ride 50 years ago.
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No, I don't have evidence (yet) that this blog made a love connection between USF's star-crossed kicker and the dangerously distracting coed from Fort Lauderdale. But I have found real-world proof that theme park drama leads to storybook romance.

Just listen to Edna Bloom and her husband, Mel, whose bond was forever forged during a terrifying encounter on Coney Island's "Parachute Jump." Edna Bloom told New York's Newsday:
We were stuck at the very top of the ride for an hour and I started crying. Mel tried to soothe me by saying, "If we ever get off will you marry me?" Through my tears I said, "Yes, if we ever get down I'll marry you."

That was 1948. Now, 51 years later, the couple has four children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren -- plus a winter home in Pembroke Pines.

In addition, there's cinematic precedent for this particular phenomenon, as this clip from The Notebook will attest.


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