Tag Archives: marriage

It’s the Way… – Elaina – 2/14/16

It’s the Way…-Elaina Portugal February 14th, 2016 Dear Valentine- We go through life at breakneck speeds. Owning two companies, having four kids, going to school to keep my teaching licence current, running the boys to Boy Scouts, Robotics, Science Olympiad, … Continue reading

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Home Again, Home Again, Zippity-Dee

Home Again, Home Again, Zippity-Dee 22 September 2015 Sweet Grecy sings as she sorts out the disarray that occurred in her absence. Her voice is pure and uninhibited, as was my mother’s. The sound of it lifts my spirits and … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary — Kerry – 9/21/2015

Happy Anniversary September 21, 2015 My dear Andy, Today we celebrate our anniversary without fanfare. We haven’t the discretionary cash for even a trip to a coffee shop alone together. It’s been a rough year, but as long as we … Continue reading

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Forget-Me-Nots- Mary – 4/25/15

Forget-Me-Nots April 18, 2015 Dear M, You believe in marriage, preferably one that lasts a lifetime. Your mom and dad were together for forty-five years until she died. You’ve always dreamed of having a marriage like that and having five … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage – Elaina – 4/16/15

Love and Marriage April 16th, 2015 Dear Reader- A few days ago, the writers here at OYOL and a few other friends had a spirited discussion about love and marriage. Our youngest member asked a benign question about marriage and … Continue reading

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Colleen 2/13/2014 – The Tingler

13 February 2015 By the time my parents marked their 20th wedding anniversary in 1984, they had weathered tornadoes, hurricanes, and several major moves. By the time I marked mine, my marriage was dead. There’s no formula for success, no … Continue reading

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