Parsippany has its fair share of prominent lovebirds, but this couple stands out among the rest, especially as we anticipate Valentine’s Day.
In this installment of Parsippany Couple Spotlight, we'll find out what makes Jeff and Sharon Dickerson so sweet.
Jeff Dickerson runs the family business, Foodtown of Denville.
Sharon Dickerson is a hardworking paraprofessional at Mt. Tabor School.
So, how did you lovebirds meet?
We met in college in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1982. The mascot at Bowling Green State Uiniversity is a falcon and couples who meet there and eventually marry are affectionately known as Falcon Flames.
How long have you been together?
We got engaged on Valentine's Day in 1986; Jeff proposed in Times Square. We've been married 26 years.
What’s the secret to a successful and happy relationship?
The secret to a happy and successful relationship is to put your partner before yourself. Having similar priorities, and not sweating the small stuff helps as well as a healthy dose of forgiveness, too. Having separate interests allows each person to be an individual within a couple, and sharing those interests makes life…interesting! Teamwork, mutual respect, and compromise are cornerstones to success, also.
What famous couple do you emulate?
The couple we emulate is Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Why did you settle in Parsippany (or why do you stay), and how long have you lived here?
It's home. Jeff has lived in Parsippany's Mt. Tabor section since childhood and Sharon Dickerson has lived here all of her married life.
What’s your favorite romantic night out in Parsippany and why?
A romantic night can be dinner at Tabor Pizzeria and dessert at Denville Dairy. It is a common misconception that romance is about where and what, but it’s really about WHO.