Roderick May, 59
Assistant to the mayor
I met my wife in Bedford Heights 30 years ago. I was just turning 30 years old and there was an event here at the Mediterranean Party Center just off Rockside Road.
She was standing there with her friend, fixing her dress. I was standing in the corner of the party with a group of my friends.
Then, we both turned our heads and bodies around and saw each other for the first time and it was as if God said, “There she is!”
I asked her to dance with me. After that, we dated for five years and we’re now going on our 25th wedding anniversary. We got married in that same venue where we met.
The guy who owns the venue is a good friend of a neighbor I know. It’s just one of those places with a ton of memories for many others who live in Bedford Heights. A ton of community events are there. Her high school reunion was there.
Our house is just down the street from there. We raised our three kids there. I know every neighbor on my street.
The community, the people and services here are great. It’s just this quaint, little town. I wouldn’t move even for a million dollars.