The story was that Dad dated Mom's roommate in Albany, and he decided he liked Mom better. They didn't talk much about the early days, but I know Mom was working as a surgical nurse at Albany Medical Center while Dad was at Albany College of Pharmacy. They used to watch "the fights" at local bars. I know Mom wasn't happy when I found a package of their love letters. As a teen, it was interesting to find out that they were once silly kids in love.
Joseph Szymanowicz and Berry Coleman on their wedding day, 30 June 1951