This is a great request. Okay, it is 1972, and my beloved leaves college to join the Army. I am miserable at college without him. He is stationed at Ft. Sheridan as a writer of press releases. So, on a weekend visit, I ask him to marry me. We elope. We put each other through college, have a beautiful son, and will celebrate 40 years of marriage next month. See, eloping and getting married at the courthouse really works!