Even though Amy and Warren met as strangers, their families had been associated for years. Amy's grandmother, Jeri Goar, was a personal friend of Warren's grandmother, Edna Van Gundy, attending the same church and exchanging cards and letters throughout their lives. Also Edna's son, Bud, used to help Jeri care for her twin sisters with the hope of seeing her older sister, Pat Malone. Jeri was overjoyed when Amy brought Warren home to meet the family, hoping for their marriage. Little did those grandmothers suspect that they would eventually share the same great grandchildren.