Charles Pilleteri met Carol Miranda during the summer between his sophomore and junior year despite the fact that Charles attended John Carroll and Carol was at West End (Her family had a store in nearby Ishkooda). Carol knew a good number of JC students from her days at Blessed Sacrament Elementary School. 

They continued to date during their junior year and their love grew. After their junior year Charles took the bold step of promising Carol’s dad that if he would let Carol go to John Carroll her senior year he would pick her up and bring her home every day after school. This meant that Charles would drive the distance from Vestavia to Crestwood (where Carol actually lived) twice daily. Mr. Miranda said he would help Charles with gas money and they agreed.