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An Old and New Kind of Love (Ken and Kathy)

The date was July 3, 1976 — the day before the Bicentennial. Mike and I had been married almost one year and we were at Cathedral Pines Family Camp in Sun Valley where we met Ken. He had just moved to Twin Falls from Northern Ohio (where incidentily Kathy’s family had lived for about 10 years […]

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Kathy Jones - March 1, 2011 - 7:03 AM

Nice pictures! Hard to say which is my favorite. I like the one on the balcony with the white sky background. But I also like the black and white – oh and the sepia toned too! Heck – they are all great!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - March 1, 2011 - 7:12 AM

Kathy sent me this comment by e-mail and I told her I was posting it … it was too sweet not too (or else I am too vain), but either way, thank you Kathy … so sweet. It was a beautiful journey for me to get to read and write about all my friends and their love for each other. She writes:

“I looked at the blog today and I think you put way too many pictures of us up, but oh my gosh are they beautiful. That was a very fun experience for me and I really did not mind that I was freezing cold. I just cozied up to Ken. And when I looked at the camera, I pretended I was looking through the camera at you, so it was you I was smiling at, thinking about the kind of person you are, and that made me smile. You are an inspirational friend. I just read somewhere that having a good social network adds 3.7 years to your life, so I guess this weekend must have added a year. Your friend, Kathy”

That last comment made me laugh considering the wonderful post V-Day party we just had at Jim and Diane’s.

botut - March 2, 2011 - 10:43 AM

I hate getting pictures taken but love to take them. I’ll have to remember Kathy’s trick (if I know the photographer!)

I laughed at the “walk…in the dark…off the trail…with branches whipping in her face” part! Donnie has done the same thing to me.

Kathy Sereduk - March 4, 2011 - 3:25 PM

What a beautiful story! I think Mom and Grandma played matchmaker. I loved the pictures. The love and friendship that Kathy & Ken share really showed through them. How fun to take a trip down memory lane with them. We have shared many adventures together, and hope we get to add to those memories as we all grow older together.

[…] location for Ken and Kathy’s post awaked something in me — memories of two special men in my life but more on that in a minute. […]

Nostalgic Love (Mike and Mary)

We were young … Mike was a week from being 19 and I was a week into being 21 when we married August 23, 1975. We had each lived at home until we married and it didn’t take long to realize that being with each other nearly 24/7 was a bit of an awakening {for […]

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Kathy - February 4, 2011 - 9:25 AM

Wow! Fun stuff to read – how do you remember all those details? I guess getting married in Vegas does have its advantages! But – every once in awhile I do dream nostalgic about what it would have been like to have a real wedding…

fairlycandid - February 4, 2011 - 9:30 AM

Ha! I don’t remember details … I had them written down. Obviously, I’ve always been anal about my photo albums.

Megan - February 4, 2011 - 10:20 AM

Favorite yet. That was my FAVORITE post you’ve done- it was so fun to read about your love…not that I didn’t know it all already, but it’s always nice to read about how much your Mom loves your Dad and the way she views her life…know what I mean? Thanks for being an open book and always being so real about your love and the importance you place on it.

And Mom, you rocked that wedding dress.

Love you!!!

Linda Johnston - February 4, 2011 - 11:25 AM

Wow, Mary, really you have not changed very much in 36 years. Mikey, a little more but still very recognizable. I’m pretty sure that noone who knew me 36 years ago and then saw me on the street today would have a clue unless I recognized them and told them who I was (and what is the chance I would recognize someone I knew 36 years ago?). I’m with Megan, you rocked that wedding dress!

fairlycandid - February 4, 2011 - 11:34 AM

You and Meg are funny … I did love my dress though … probably the last piece of clothing my mom ever made me. Sweet thing was that when Meg was in the 5th grade and interested in porcelain dolls, my mom bought one, made a replica of my wedding dress with the material she had saved, and almost the same pattern. When Megan opened her gift that Christmas, I was stunned as I had no idea about it. And I thought my mom wasn’t sentimental. I was “thinner” back then (I hated the word skinny) but then weren’t we all. Mike had some nice sideburns going on, didn’t he. R-a-r-r-r. 🙂

Your Man - February 4, 2011 - 4:40 PM

What a surprise. You asked me all those ?’s But didn’t know what fer. Still lovin ya but u still need your own $50 next weekend.

fairlycandid - February 4, 2011 - 5:27 PM

Darn … I was hoping saying all those nice things about you would mean you’d give me play money … I did call you “generous” after all. 😉

Aubrey Archuleta - February 8, 2011 - 7:46 AM

AWESOME. This was so incredible to read! You looked stunning & you have a picture of my mom bowing at your feet! 😉

fairlycandid - February 8, 2011 - 8:16 AM

Aubrey, you’re so fun. Thanks for all the sweet comments. I need to tell your mom I blogged about our wedding so she can see her picture unless you can forward her the link as I don’t have an e-mail address for her. Btw, I loved the picture of her and Leslie on your blog. That was a great one of them both.

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

Christine Ellis - February 15, 2011 - 1:45 PM

I loved this post!! What a sweet tribute to an amazing relationship!

fairlycandid - February 15, 2011 - 1:57 PM

Christine! Thank you! One day you’ll look back on your own early beginning with the same amazement that you’ve come so far. Where does time go? Hope all is well in Holland … I’ll check our your blog soon.

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

botut - February 16, 2011 - 9:42 PM

I loved this! The photos and figures were great! I really liked the look at the past and then present. And the shoes….well, they looked like something I had to wear with my nursing uniform at graduation. ‘Nuff said!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - February 16, 2011 - 9:44 PM

Oh, that was just cruel {but so so true}.

Spontaneous Sunday « Fairly Candid - February 2, 2012 - 6:42 PM

[…] home. I met Mike there, we married there, and had children attend there. (For more on our story see this post.) We have attended the same church the better part of 50+ years not because we think it is the one […]

Matt - February 6, 2012 - 9:38 AM

I never got a chance to read this post till now. A year later. I love this story and never get tired of seeing dad in that green suit. Wow am I glad times change, ha ha no offense dad, looked good on you though. Love you two and have fun and Jackpot this year.