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Comment: My wife & I were married 150 years ago

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My wife & I were married 150 years ago

& we never wanted to be owned by any dang contraption... nor own it.

We never spoke of moving picture boxes.

'Tis much better world you see... on account of missing loads of bad programming.

Seems like yesterday I wrote this letter to be precious fiancée, Olivia.

    "This 4th of February will be the mightiest day in the history of our lives, the holiest, & the most generous toward us both -- for it makes of two fractional lives a whole; it gives to two purposeless lives a work, & doubles the strength of each whereby to perform it; it gives to two questioning natures a reason for living, & something to live for; it will give a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers, a new beauty to the earth, a new mystery to life; & Livy it will give a new revelation to love, a new depth to sorrow, a new impulse to worship. In that day the scales will fall from our eyes & we shall look upon a new world. Speed it! - letter to Olivia Langdon, 8 September 1869

That takes me back about 142 years... Sometime just a shake before yesterday, in my imagination. [Sigh.]


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