On this date, August 15, 1964, Dorothy and I married in a small ceremony at my mother's house in San Leandro, CA. Fifty-seven years later we're still together and still in love. When I stopped by a florist's this morning to buy a red rose for Dorothy, I told the clerk about the longevity of our marriage, and she asked, "What's your secret?" It took me a moment to gather my wits, and the first thing I said was that early in our marriage we had pledged ourselves to stay together even through rough spots. Only later did I realize that the secret to doing that is practicing forgiveness, something that doesn't always come easily or immediately.
Hard to Believe: Married for 57 years!
August 15, 2021
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