Here’s the first of many stories I have about Bobchi – though this version has probably been romanticized over time:

Bobchi’s mother was originally promised/betrothed to another gentleman than our great-grandfather.  The story that Bobchi told me was that, one day, her mother was in the front yard of their home when a young man walked past the fence. Their eyes met, and it was love at first sight. Bobchi’s mother apparently then turned to her father and said, “Father, that is the man I am to marry.” and pleaded with him to release her from her arrangement. He relented and released her from the previous obligation and blessed her marriage to the man who became our great-grandfather.

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