Category Archives: My husband Jerry

The two of us: Jerry (3rd of 3)

One New Year’s Day I woke up and announced to Jerry, “My resolution this year is to be an ‘all-full’ kind of person like you!” “An awful kind of person?” he asked. His humor is deliberate mis-hearing. I tell him … Continue reading

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The two of us: 5,110 days into our honeymoon (2nd of 3)

Jerry had prayed that God would bring him a wife, so when we had our “appointment” (I didn’t want to call it a “date”) on February 3rd, two days after my much-rehearsed “Canwegettogetherandtalk” speech, he assumed I was the right … Continue reading

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The two of us: God was our go-between

FOURTEEN YEARS TODAY!       Jerry: Having been a widower for four years, I felt lonely and began wanting a new wife. I did not take steps to seek her out but started asking God over a two year period to bring … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Bulgarian double wedding (Day 20)

Vidin, Bulgaria. Jerry and I were sick; our colds had gone into bronchitis, with bone-shaking coughs, especially Jerry’s, which kept waking him up at night. In Belgrade, I had suggested we not go on the bus tour but he would … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: 21 kinds of mosquitoes (Day 17)

  The on-board library provided travel books and literature relevant to the area we were passing through. (I read their book of three stories by Mor Jokai, 20th century–just barely–Hungarian novelist). The TV in each room, at least for the … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: “We love you, Lord” (Day 17)

During the centuries of Turkish rule, Croatians learned to disguise their cathedrals inside buildings that were plain and unrecognizable as churches so they would not be shut down or destroyed. The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is in … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Bavarian mannikins (Day 6)

Every town had a public square (which wasn’t always square.) Most had quaint little cafes or shops around them. Flanking the Sternplatz in Wurzburg, near the fountain with the statues of the nymph and the satyr (faun), was a very … Continue reading

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