Alexander and Jeannette Toczko (ages 95 and 96) had a life long love story. One that movies are made of. Both born in 1919, both born to immigrants from Poland. Alexander, affectionately known as Al, was the youngest of 8 and Jeannette the second youngest of 9. They met when they were 8 years old and their puppy love blossomed into to real love and a long, wonderful, adventure filled life together. Their life together was filled with love … Keep Reading!!!
Image and text by Shannon Colleary.
Have you been in love with an Asshat? No? Well that’s annoying. Sadly I’ve been in love with two. For approximately 70 dog years.
So I’ve become an expert in spotting and ducking them. Here’s my sage advice. My #AsshatCriteria:
1. He never does what he says he’ll do. He doesn’t call when he says he will. He doesn’t show up when he should. You frequently think he may be dead, then want to … Keep Reading!!!
The author Madeleine L’Engle wrote this about marriage: “No long-term marriage is made easily, and there have been times when I’ve been so angry or so hurt that I thought my love would never recover. And then, in the midst of near despair, something has happened beneath the surface. A bright little flashing fish of hope has flicked silver fins and the water is bright and suddenly I am returned to a state of love again — till next time. … Keep Reading!!!
A little while back I posted my introduction as Chief Operating Officer for Jamie Grumet’s blog and her nonprofit organization, Raise It Up. A picture was posted on Jamie’s Facebook page of me with my daughter on my shoulders during a trip to see the Terre Cotta Warriors at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. Several readers quickly took notice (for whatever reason) that I wasn’t wearing a wedding ring in the picture. Comments started almost immediately about this … Keep Reading!!!
Vivian Boyack, 91, and Alice “Nonie” Dubes, 90, have been together for 72 years. Proving it is never too late to follow through with one of life’s greatest adventures, the two were married this Saturday at the First Christian Church in Davenport, Iowa.
The Rev. Linda Hunsaker who presided over the ceremony and stated that, “This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.”
As for the couple’s earlier years-
Their time together has … Keep Reading!!!
My parents have been married for over 40 years.
And not a lukewarm relationship- people who don’t know them often ask if they are newlyweds due to the way that act towards each other
To my Favorite,
People always ask your Mom and I what is our secret to such a strong, loving marriage when they watch the way we love and interact with each other, and then find out later that … Keep Reading!!!
Don and Maxine Simpson were married for 62 years and died together, holding hands. Just like in The Notebook, this real-life story reminds us all how powerful love and loyalty truly are.
The Simpsons met while bowling several decades ago. They were married just a few years later. The family reiterates the fact that they did everything together. Their passions were international travel and being active and supportive in their local community. The … Keep Reading!!!
Brian walks in from a long day at work.
Rose: We went to the movies, and my husband, they wouldn’t let him sit with the whites, but I could.
Roland: We came in hand in hand and the man told me, “You can’t sit up there, no, you have to go upstairs.” …. So, I thought, “Okay, we’ll go upstairs.” He said, “No, she has to go downstairs.” I looked at the man and I said, “Wait a minute…her body is just as black as mine, and she’s my … Keep Reading!!!
Happy Valentines Day!
Did you know there are many Greek words for love and each has a different meaning?
Love is such a complex feeling; I like the idea of multiple terms for this feeling, as it seems more reasonable than using one general word.
So, here are the terms for love and love styles in Greek! Let me know which term you identify with most. (Although, most humans feel and live out every type of love listed).… Keep Reading!!!
“I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.” Freakin’ Jimmy Carter, man, he lays it out there.
Okay, so I’ve had this fixation on Gavin DeGraw who’s a singer/pianist no one seems to’ve heard of. I decided it was time to Take Action in order not to commit adultery in my heart. Henry and I have been together 13 years. Something … Keep Reading!!!