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A basket full of love: Couple shares sweet love story over DQ memories

by | Feb 11, 2016 | Life & Style

Gene and Vivian Dodson have many great memories of the Farmersville Dairy Queen and after more than 60 years of marriage the couple plans to enjoy banana splits and chicken finger baskets when the eatery is reopened.

Gene and Vivian Dodson have many great memories of the Farmersville Dairy Queen and after more than 60 years of marriage the couple plans to enjoy banana splits and chicken finger baskets when the eatery is reopened.

For some devoted locals, the temporary closing of the Dairy Queen has made hearts ache and stomachs growl.

For Gene and Vivian Dotson of McKinney, their love story began in 1952 with a simple sighting at the local hangout, the Farmersville Dairy Queen.

Growing up in the Farmersville and Blue Ridge area, they met, as many couples did, on the downtown square on a Saturday night. But for Gene, his love toward Vivian came quickly as he saw her walking across the parking lot of the Dairy Queen.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Feb. 11 edition of The Farmersville Times or click here for the e-Edition.

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