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When first married,
I could not cook.
There was no complaint
from my young groom 
saint.  Because of me,
he endured Chef 
BoyArDi, and also-rans
from lots of cans. Never
prone to expansive
praise, save a mild retort
if his bride fell short
of party perfection
that went by the book,
a simple retort, "I Know 
how you can look." 
That was his worst, all 
the while becoming
a gourmet cook and I 
his kitchen scrub 
nurse. And, after years 
of leaven
as good bread
must rise, we honed
a marriage forged
in heaven. 


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  1. Date: 4/16/2014 2:33:00 PM

    Beautiful give and take Nola...You found a special man...hugs Tim