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@Hatley (164471)
Garden Grove, California
November 18, 2015 8:07pm CST
If I co uld go back in time,what year would I pick or years? That was easy for meThe year 1957 a nd 1958 and o n to 1960]s. I was thirty and working in S t Lukes Hospital as a nurses aide in Phoenix Arizona, One day we were really super busy and short of help. T his tall black haired orderly came rushing in, his eyes twinkling and held out his hand .we shook hands and sparks flew. He grinned at me and told me i was making the surgical bed all wrong but in a sweet, sort of nice way.I fell in love at first sight.My Mom liked Garland at once while my dad was leery. Garland had been caught up with two much older men , he was just 15 and a kid, these men robbed a service station owner with a gun. Because of the gun , and being with these two crooks, Garland was sent to prison too but only a two year term, he got out in 8 months on super good behavior and grew up to be a very law abiding and good man. He loved me unconditionally as I did him my flaws and all. All through our 33 years of marriage we had so much fun, and ou r children were well behaved as we got along so well. We had ups and downs, i had a hysterectomy , he had colon cancer surgery and worst of all we lost our 8 year old daughter to pneumonia complications. tough to live through then the worst in 1991 Garland died suddenly of a fifth heart attack. I was devastated but my adult son helped me and I took life one day at a time. Now I do have some lovely memories ones of laughter of gaiety, of loving and being loved. So yes I would love to relive those years 1958 t hru 1960 s the very best years of my life. And when my parents decided to move to Arizona too my mom apologized for having sold all my childhood books as she said"We did not think you were ever going to get married, Now you r kids could sure use those books." I did not know what to say to that one loll Those first few days of out marriage well all the days really were the best part of my life. love, marriage, children surgeries,loss
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@norcal (3213)
• Nevada City, California
19 Nov 15
It sounds like quite a journey. It is a good thing you gave him a chance, despite his criminal record. I was born right around the time you were meeting your husband.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Nov 15
ionteresting so you have a nice long life ahead of you those were some of my hap p iest years not that im unhappy now of course
• United States
19 Nov 15
What a bittersweet trip down memory lane. I really enjoyed reading this and how heartfelt it was with all your ups and downs.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Nov 15
This is a hard question. I kinda want to meet Eleanor Roosevelt
@Tampa_girl7 (26738)
• United States
19 Nov 15
What beautiful memories.