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Old 03-19-2011, 09:38 AM   #15
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DW and I started married life in a 300 sq ft apt 43+ years ago... now we can hardly wait to end it in a 320 sq ft MH !!! Make lemonaide from the sour days, make love and mean it everyday, fight only to settle, and drive the kids, grandkids and great grandkids nutz every way ya can !!!

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Wow your story has touched me We are on 12 yrs right now, and are apart (due to work), we miss each other every day, and can't wait for tomorrow.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:36 AM   #18
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This was sent by DW yesterday:
"Fifty years ago tonight, St. Patrick's Day 1961, two young Marines in Service Uniform A, he with one stripe, she with none, stood before a minister in San Diego, California, and began a journey that proved to be wonderful, terrible, sad, happy, fulfilling, empty, passionate, apathetic, exciting, dull, adventurous, sedate, joyous, calamitous, idyllic, flawed, blessed and cursed. The journey to the 50th anniversary for these resolute Marines was fraught with obstacles with the most daunting being the Vietnam War. Both had nightmares long after his return from in country. She was by then a Marine's wife, no longer in service, and mother to two sons. By the time he retired from the Corps and they celebrated their silver anniversary, they had careers that sometimes crossed, sometimes didn't, and the children were living their own lives. The couple were no longer Marines and no longer young. Their vocations were as far apart as their avocations, and their animation and conversation were dim. They knew each other too well and not at all. They were passionate about their children and grandchildren but had little else in common. Retirement brought with it the other infatuation each relished - travel. The 50-year odyssey for the two Marines now leads them to the byways the Marine Corps established for them 50 years ago. They revisit the stations of their youth and gaze at other young Marines and wonder where their journeys will lead."

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And both have many wondrous miles to still travel together.

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