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June 17, 2024

Valentines Again

By Cheryl Haimann

Returning from the Army, he went to the
Oilfields of the Texas Panhandle, a
Young farm boy, good-natured, tall as an
Aspen, strong and full of energy.
Nearly every weekend he stayed up late,
Driving back home to Oklahoma.
Ladies were scarce in the oil patch, so friends
Introduced him to a newcomer that spring - a shy
Little gal who didn't even reach his shoulder.
Love was not the objective - after all,
It was just for the weekend - but they were like magnets.
Even their friends were surprised at how they
Complemented each other, each tugging the
Other's shortcomings into place.
Four months later they were married.
Fifty-two years later they said goodbye.
Every day for the next twenty months, she
Yearned for the moment she would dance with him again.
Article © Cheryl Haimann. All rights reserved.
Published on 2004-02-14
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