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Thirty-nine Years

Thirty-nine years ago today,  we were married.   R- was in the Army, about to head for 'Nam.  I was in the Marines, stationed at HQMC.  We honeymooned in Texas, mostly camping (including in Big Bend and the Davis Mountains) and then were separated for a year by half the planet and a war.

After that, we both got additional degrees (back in Texas, different schools) and lived variously in Austin, San Antonio, McAllen and, now, here: north of Austin. 

We've had the normal ups and downs of life--hopes denied and finally given up, other hopes fulfilled, troubles that shook us and joys that shook us as much.    No biological children--bummer.  Adopted kid--joy (in spite of the autism or because of it???)  Financial woes--bummer.  Financial success--unstable, unpredictable, but joy when it happens, for however long. 

He makes me laugh.  I make him laugh.  He is the person to whom I said, one day when he came home "Guess what--they just found the Bose-Einstein concentrate!" and he said "Yes!  I saw it on the internet--isn't that great?"  and we both could trust that the other a) knew what a Bose-Einstein concentrate was (well, as much as any nonphysicist) and b) cared that it had been found.   Our interests and tastes don't overlap exactly (which is healthy--no folie a deux stuff going on) but enough for convenience.

I can't imagine being with anyone else for those 39 years.  It's been a ride and a half.  I hope it continues a long time. 

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