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An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 2, Marriage Officiant

Marriage as solemnized in the United States, in most cases, may disturb me more than the wrangling over marriage equality. It would be wrong to assume I believe the discussions over marriage equality should be muted as somehow unimportant. (more…)

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Legitimizing Power, The Poor, and Jesus

What symbols get used to legitimate power? Maybe The Whitehouse is used by some to legitimate democracy in a Country where it appears we are ruled by an Oligarchy. (more…)

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Until Next Year, Lilly – Friday Photo

Our recent record setting cold quickly took its toll on Fall colors. Almost overnight reds and yellows turned a dull brown. (more…)

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Value Added to Life

One must be careful how he or she uses their platform. Accolades may be percieved as bias. So consider this what I would have said.

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Some Come Early – National Prematurity Day

Some who come early do not get to stay long. Generally being early means a good seat. When it comes to prematurity, an early arrival may mean not staying long, if at all.

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No More Frosty Mugs . . . The Scene of Engagement

Twenty-nine years ago this month we sat in a booth at Coit’s at 39th and N. Pennsylvania. The years have blurred my memory. We likely had cheeseburgers and frosty mugs of root beer. Not the likely scene for a proposal. Alas, I was a student and Patty was a Teacher’s Aid at an elementary school. The budget did not allow for Jamil’s. And, Coit’s was one of our favorite places. Lots of memories from high school. That is when we began dating – in high school.

It was there at Coit’s I asked Patty to make what we had already talked about official. Rather than wait until I graduated from college, we would get married in June. After thinking about it, we decided to move the date up to March 18, 1983. ¬†Kimberly came along until 1985 and Tommie in 1988. Looking back we are glad we did not wait to get married.

All of this came rushing back to my mind when I read the Coit’s family had put their drive-in’s up for sale. I think we bought our first Christmas tree in 1983 from the Coit’s Christmas Tree Lot at the same location.

In a few months we will celebrate #29, #33 if you begin when we started dating. By then, we will be grandparents again. Max may even arrive before Christmas. Cohen was 16 months (14 adjusted) yesterday.

We plan to make a visit for one last frosty mug of root beer. Soon.

 

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