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Happy 29th Anniversary to My Lovely Bride
A Column by the Editor
web posted October 27, 2012
COLUMN – It was a September day in 1977
that I will never forget. As I walked the old commons area at Strom
Thurmond there was a new face on the campus. School had already started
a week or so before, and there before me was the most beautiful young
woman I ever laid eyes upon. It was my future bride. So overtaken by
her beauty and not even knowing her name, I walked up to her and told
her I was going to marry her. She thought I was nuts, but six years
later we were wed.
Some say that love at first sight is not real. I beg to differ. I knew
the moment I saw her that there was no one I wanted to spend the rest
of my life with except her.
It took some time for her to agree to even go out on a date. But I was
persistent and persistence pays off. Today they may call what I did
I tried several times to get her to secretly marry me while we were in
high school, but she refused. So on the night she graduated in 1981 I
proposed to her and she accepted.
Two years later I became the luckiest man in the world and married the
woman of my dreams.
It is now 29 year later, thirty five if you count the years of trying
to convince her to marry me, and I have never regretted a single minute
of our time together. Through thick and thin she has been what I always
dreamed of and more.
We have three wonderful children, now grown, and one beautiful
granddaughter and a wonderful son-in-law.
Genia has risen to national recognition in her professional position,
risen further as an executive, and then selflessly gave herself to
serve the people of Edgefield County and her home district of
Merriwether to serve as Vice-chair on the Edgefield County
It is for that reason that I have closed Edgefield Daily this weekend
as we celebrate our 29th anniversary.
The business community, the county and residents of Merriwether have
her undivided attention every day. This weekend I want to have that for
myself. And she deserves the same from me.
Happy anniversary to my loving bride.
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