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Farmingdale Forever: Mike & Carol Woodward

Mike and Carol_then and now

Last month we asked our alumni to share their Farmingdale love stories and this month we are highlighting a couple that is celebrating their Golden Anniversary! Congratulations to Carol and Michael Woodward, class of 1970 and 1971, and to all of our Farmingdale forever love birds out there. 

Farmingdale State College is where I met my husband, Michael. It was his freshman orientation week and it was my first day back for my second year. We met at the square dance. Charlie Flood was the student association president, and I was standing in the parking lot with my roommate and looking around. I spotted this handsome guy in a blue button-down collared shirt with jeans and cowboy boots. Michael and I played eye tag for about ten minutes. I'd look at him, he'd look away and then he'd look at me, and I'd look away. Then, all of a sudden, somebody grabbed my wrist; it was Charlie. He put us together in the square dance because people weren't gathering in circles to square dance, so he got frustrated, came down, and started matching people up. We've been together ever since. 

We married in February 1971. We are celebrating 50 years this February. Michael joined the Vermont State Police in January 1972 and served for 29 years. We have six children, 16 grandchildren, and as of December 2020, we'll have two great-grandchildren. 

Submitted by Carol Woodward (Mackie) ‘70

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