Teresa Moran was born in a seaside neighborhood in Seattle to second-generation Irish immigrants.
Dan Schwartz was born in Pittsburg during World War II. His father was an engineer looking for work and found a job in Salt Lake City so the family moved there. They lived in a converted chicken coop. The problem was that he was one of the only Jews in the whole city.
It was a hard life
Teresa's sister was the first in her family to go to college, Stanford at that. And Teresa went four years later.
After their junior year, both Dan and Teresa spent the summer in the Stanford DC program. And they became friends and were soon together.
A few years later, they had both put themselves through law school. They titled these their hotdog years because it was their main source of food, and for a date, they would share an ice cream sundae.
I can confidently say that my grandparents truly experienced the American Dream.