Tomorrow at ~12:30 EST of the year 1970 I married a nice lady. I believe we were happy and were looking forward to a long life together. At the time, I was home via an emergency leave due to the loss of my dad and we were out driving around on day and decided to stop and get our required blood test. Saturday came and we went to get our license to marry, the courthouse was about to close, but we talked them into issuing the license, then they referred us to a church close by. The preacher was on the
way to a funeral but stopped by to marry us. On Halloween no less one would think something was wrong with the idea, but we went forward with the ceremony anyway.
I had to return to Germany shortly afterwards. I was able to get her an ID card and added to my records for medical reasons should anything happen. I hoped she would come to Germany and be with me, but she did not at the time. Later, I was reassigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia, where I bought our first house. And we, at the time, had one child.
Later I transferred to Korea for a year. When I returned from Korea, I sold the house and we moved back to my hometown where I worked in a warehouse for a wire manufacturing company. Eventually we moved to Texas, Houston area. I worked
as an Ice delivery, truck driver. I enjoyed the job and area, her brother in law had a good size boat and we would go out into the bay shrimping and my sister in law would cook it when we returned. We had a lot of fun there, but that was short lived. Long story and I shall not dwell into that part.
Later I moved to Nebraska where my mother was living, became a welder making seats for autos. We joined forces again there and she became in the motherly way again and went back to Georgia and I eventually joined the Navy and out second child was born in July. Now with two sons, I met my requirements and later the marriage ended.
We, today, get along well and of course we both are not in the best of health, but we keep on in life as we know it. I remain single, she remarried and gave birth to another son during her current marriage.
I do not, nor will I ever regret the marriage to her, she has always been a great person, I am not sure that I was the best choice at the time. I do know that for me to replace her in my life, I could not, so I have remained single.
I reflect on this each year because it was a special day, destined to ???? Who knows?