Deanna Parkton shared the story of how she and husband Jon fell in love with each other – and then with Conshohocken.
The Parktons met in fourth grade and were “boyfriend and girlfriend” for a few years, which “included being partners on class projects whenever possible and holding hands a few times,” according to Deanna.
In 11th grade, they rekindled their romance and fell in love – Jon spent time sneaking through backyards to visit Deanna, who was a neighbor.
During college, they spent a majority of time in a long-distance romance.
“After college graduation, when I was attending graduate school at West Chester and Jon was working in Horsham, we needed to find a place to live in-between both locations,” Deanna said. “We found Conshohocken and after an evening of apartment searching and dinner at Spamps, we fell in love again - with Conshohocken!”
After spending 3.5 years in the borough, they moved to a family-owned place to save money, and moved right back to their “favorite place – Conshy!”
The lovebirds just made settlement on a home in December, and are now working on a fixer-upper home in Conshohocken.
The attached photo is from their wedding day, after 10 years of dating and 18 years after meeting.
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