By Sharon Markatos
Being married 50 years is quite an accomplishment, but not that unusual. The circumstances behind how my husband, John Markatos, and I, the former Sharon Thompson, met are quite unique.
In 1943, a photograph was taken of my brother standing next to my mother, who was holding John and pregnant with me. The Markatos family and the Thompson family lived in a four-family house on the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio.