1973 - What? I was the ....

Last Update: January 22, 2015

Bride!

So ... at 19 ... with $300.00 between us and a beat up used vw bug ... we married and moved to northern Wisconsin to start our new life. Away from friends and family ... we learned to lean on and be with each other. I believe that that is what gave us such a strong bond.

We had to learn how to be grown ups, be married, and be responsible ... together ... without any outside interference ... no matter how well intended. We had a great adventure ... finding jobs, an apartment, making new friends, exploring our new area, and having so much FUN and the FREEDOM to do it.

I think we ate Campbells soup and drank Kool-aid most of the first year ... because that is all we could afford! LOL

Life lesson ... sometimes you just have to leave behind what is safe, familiar, easy ... and just GO FOR IT! XO M

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LornaAllen Premium
Beautiful!
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cookma54 Premium
Thank you. M
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Shawn Martin Premium
LOL< Funny the things that stick out from the early years. When I got married Shelby and I headed west 3 days after the wedding.Out in San Francisco as newlyweds we ate Hamburger Helper as a steady diet for the year, lol.
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cookma54 Premium
... and don't forget shake 'n bake. And lots of pancakes for dinner! M
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Shawn Martin Premium
Yeppers! And if I see another Big mac I will............ LOL
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apache1 Premium
I think when you are young and have to learn away from friends and family as you stated may feel hard but in the long run builds the strength you are now. Thank you Melody.
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cookma54 Premium
True! :) M
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KatieMac Premium
the glue that binds the union it has stood the test of time such a heart warming story
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cookma54 Premium
Thanks. We're pretty good at sticking together! M
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MarineMom Premium
So sweet!! Great point! Thank you for this bright spot to the day!
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cookma54 Premium
You're welcome! M
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