Wedding Bells Rang 27 Years Ago

@kobesbuddy (19399)
East Tawas, Michigan
August 11, 2017 11:06am CST
Jay and I got married, 27 years ago today. I was a basket case that day, while ole 'Jay-bird' (as my Mom fun-lovingly called him) was cool, calm, and collective. The reason Mom did this, Jay had been the chaplain over our county jail-ministry, for over 20 years. She would always tease him by saying, 'We just can't keep my son-in-law out of jail!' The truth of the matter was, he did spend a lot of time in that building, talking with inmates. So today marks the 27th year, since we publicly said our 'I dos', in the East Tawas Pentecostal Church! It has been a very trying, yet rewarding commitment that we made before God, friends, and our family members:) It's a 'til death do us part marriage' and Jay's younger sister Naressia, makes that claim!:)
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@MALUSE (32675)
• Denmark
11 Aug
Happy anniversary and many happy returns of the day!
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
Thank you, Mary Lou!
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@MALUSE (32675)
• Denmark
11 Aug
@kobesbuddy It's been a long time since someone called me Mary Lou. I like that.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
@MALUSE I remember you from Bubblews, you did some nice writing on that site, also!:)
@inertia4 (26915)
• United States
11 Aug
I was married for 17 years. I was with my ex for a total of 22 years. But I learned that marriage is not what it is made out to be. It is a fraud. Look, having a piece of paper does not matter. And all that paper does is give grief to the people involved. I lost a lot of money thanks to her. She got almost a half million dollars form her uncle and took more than half of what we had. I was left basically broke. I had to start over after 17 years of marriage. But I am happy to be free of it. It is a prison. I am with someone now that is the real deal for me. She is and always will be my soulmate. I was not treated good by me ex. She was a selfish person. And still is.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@inertia4 And you didn't deserve to be swindled, left without funds, and treated badly by her!:(
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@inertia4 (26915)
• United States
13 Aug
@kobesbuddy You're right I didn't. But that's what she did. That's why I am not a fan of hers anymore and I totally don't trust her.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@inertia4 There's no reason to trust her, after that!:(
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@just4him (91511)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Aug
Happy Anniversary! I hope you have many more years of blessings in the years to come as you draw even closer to one another.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@just4him Thank you, Valerie! We did enjoy the afternoon together and shared a nice meal, at Denny's Restaurant.
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@just4him (91511)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
@kobesbuddy That's great!
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@just4him Thanks, Valerie! We finally spent some quality time together.
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@LadyDuck (121395)
• Switzerland
11 Aug
Happy Anniversary, enjoy this day and celebrate with your husband.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
@LadyDuck Thanks, I'm not sure what our day might bring!:)
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@LadyDuck (121395)
• Switzerland
11 Aug
@kobesbuddy No matter what it brings, this will be a special day.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
@LadyDuck God made everyday the same, but we can make those days special, by our choices!:)
@DianneN (59078)
• United States
13 Aug
I'm so sorry I missed your anniversary. Belated anniversary wishes to you and Jay, and I wish you many more years of health and happiness!
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@DianneN And coming from you, a day later doesn't even matter! Thank you, for these warm wishes, from a very special lady:)
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
13 Aug
@kobesbuddy Aww, you are extremely welcome!!! Hope your day was special!
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@DianneN Yes, Dianne our day was pretty special. We went to the city and spent the entire afternoon together, just the two of us!:)
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@mandala100 (25354)
• Hong Kong
12 Aug
@kobesbuddy Happy Wedding Anniversary my friend.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@mandala100 Thank you, Peter!:)
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@mandala100 (25354)
• Hong Kong
13 Aug
@kobesbuddy You welcome my friend.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@mandala100 And you are more than welcome, Peter!:)
@Courtlynn (50431)
• United States
11 Aug
Happy Anniversary then
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
@Courtlynn Thank you. It has been very hard, yet we've managed to stay married!
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@Courtlynn (50431)
• United States
11 Aug
@kobesbuddy all relationships are hard. Two people have to want it bad enough to keep going.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Aug
@Courtlynn Yes, and when child abuse (past experience) enters into a relationship, that battle is a lot harder to win!:(
@toniganzon (40976)
• Philippines
11 Aug
Happy 27th wedding anniversary to you and JayL (jail)!
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@toniganzon JayL! Hey, you and my mom think the exact same way! lol
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@toniganzon (40976)
• Philippines
13 Aug
@kobesbuddy I think your mom is going to love me!
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@much2say (35391)
• United States
11 Aug
Awwww . . . happy anniversary to you both!!
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
@much2say Thank you! They told us not to write about special family occasions, such a Birthdays and so forth. But, almost everyone on this site breaks that rule, so I'm doing the exact same thing!:)
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
@much2say Thanks!
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@Susan2015 (18628)
• United States
12 Aug
Happy Anniversary. Time goes really fast.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@Susan2015 Thank you, Susan and yes, time does seem to fly!:)
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@dodo19 (28077)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Aug
Happy Anniversary to both of you guys. I wish you many more happy times together.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@dodo19 Thanks, Dominique:)
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@PatZAnthony (11799)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
11 Aug
Hope you have a wonderful day with your husband @kobesbuddy
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@PatZAnthony Awe, thank you, Pat!:)
@HazySue (16978)
• United States
11 Aug
Happy Anniversary. Hope you enjoy the evening.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
@HazySue Thanks! Jay and did have a great time together:)
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@Gillygirl (15291)
• Sutton, England
11 Aug
A very happy anniversary to you.
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
@Gillygirl It has been hard, in the times we're living, but staying together regardless of what may come:)
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@andriaperry (32926)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Aug
Congrats and happy anniversary
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
@andriaperry Thanks, the years have just flown past!
@Corbin5 (81315)
• United States
11 Aug
Wishing you a wonderful 27th anniversary!!!
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@kobesbuddy (19399)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Aug
@Corbin5 Thanks, those years seemed to fly past!
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@antonbunot (9480)
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Aug
I am late . . but better late than never. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I wish you and your hubby the best. O, I am giving you my favorite lotto numbers - 7 - 16 - 22 - 37 - 42- 45. With these numbers I won 20 dollars last week.