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Earlier this fall, as part of an Onward State series of Penn State love stories, the parents of Robert Eisman '79 – Stanley and Esther – were featured. We have included their story here. For more Penn State love stories, go to:



"Last week, I posted the first round of Penn State love stories in my recurring Friday series. This week, I bring you three more couples' stories, along with hope that you may in fact meet your future spouse in that 8 a.m. class you always skip.



Stanley and Esther

He is: Stanley Eisman, Class of 1948

She is: Esther Eisman, Class of 1946

They first met: When he stepped off the bus from Lewistown at the Corner Room on March 10, 1946. He had been discharged from the Air Corp 10 days earlier, and was a second semester sophomore at the time. Waiting to greet him was a female acquaintance of his, who happened to bring along a sorority sister of hers. Before they parted, he asked her out on a date. She accepted.

What happened next: He gave her his fraternity pin in April, they were engaged in July, and were married over Christmas vacation. 'We spent our honeymoon in New York, dodging my fraternity brothers,' Stanley says.

Now they're: Married

And have been together: 66 years, expecting to celebrate their 67th anniversary on December 22, 2013. They have four grandchildren, three of whom are Penn State grads.

Their soundbite: 'The Penn State experience throughout our lifetime has been a priceless one.'"