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Happy Birthday, Mike

I had a pivotal moment at the end of my sophomore year in college. While driving through campus, I stopped at a crosswalk to let students cross. One of them was my new boyfriend, Mike.

Rather than beep and wave, I just watched him. He moved easy, just going about his day. I knew then this was a guy I’d never change, and had no desire to change. And that was the beginning of a great friendship that’s lasted 39 years, 37 of them married.

So happy birthday, Michael, my dear! You’re an awesome dude.


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