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My great grandparents on my father’s side of the family met at the village dance and they fell in love. A year later they got married and they lived in a small house in Jasenovo. When their first son was born, they decided to move to a bigger house in this village. My grandfather was born in 1928. He made a career in a dairy shop. It was at this shop that my grandparents met and at this time they started dating. My father is their fourth child.

My grandparents on my mother’s side of the family got married when they were very young. My mother was born in 1963, several months after the wedding. They got divorced a year later. My grandmother got married for the second time. Her husband became a step-father to my mother. My father met my mother at the school. They have been married for 18 years now and they still seem to be in love.

They moved to a small town in the south of Slovakia, Martin, where I was born in 1986, and 3 years later, my sister was born. One day, when I was 17, I arrived home from school and I heard a dog barking in my room. I was so surprised, because we didn’t have a dog. I walked into my bedroom and my parents told me that this was a new member of our family. I was so happy because my secret wish became real.