Forty-Four years ago today

Miss Carole Jean Oglesbee walked down the aisle and became Mrs. Carole Nelson on August 25, 1962. It’s good to remember such milestones, I think. We divorced in February of 1981, but before doing so we had a lot of fun and interesting experiences together. And, of course, we had two sons, Jeff and Mike, who are themselves now fathers and husbands. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Dickens said it best, I suppose:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all doing direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

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One thought on “Forty-Four years ago today

  1. Jerry

    Nice blog; a bit of feeling in this one. Being technically disadvantaged, of course I would respond more to this type of blog.

    It is too bad our youth is overwhelmed by riotous emotions and unevolved temperaments. At a time when we should be the happiest, our lives are the most tumultuous.

    The strong emotions create strong memories. I think my youth was mostly characterized by a free-form intensity–ambitions, opportunities and possibilities most of which did not materialize.

    All and all it is better than the comfort and peace of “last days.”


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