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“I Do! I DO! I Do!” delight at the actuality of marrying my grandmother. Did she soar, as I do at the retelling? I don’t know. But I do know when cancer took his bride, he was not far behind, never again sleeping in their bed, hearing her voice, like an angel’s voice. He didn’t do without her, her wings tapping at the window’s periphery. Surely at the pearly gates, first the reunion of his fate, then his “I do’s,” illuminate, ruminate, and soar, landing at the feet of his lovely parakeet, who flies for his pleasure. 12/29/2020 *I chose the bird my grandmother kept as a pet in her kitchen.

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Date: 12/31/2020 4:56:00 AM
such a touching love story Kim:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/29/2020 11:28:00 PM
I still sleep in my wife's double bed. I image her near me at times. Happily we do not have a parakeet at home. So I'll take my favourite orchid. Lovely thoughts. ~~
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/30/2020 6:25:00 AM
My heart goes out to you, sweet Victor. Thank you.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/30/2020 6:21:00 AM
My heart goes out to you, sweet Victor. Thank you.
Date: 12/29/2020 9:48:00 PM
This wonderful love story touches the heart, and is a treasure to read.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/30/2020 6:21:00 AM
Thank you, Evelyn!
Date: 12/29/2020 7:06:00 PM
That’s a beautiful love that was between your grandparents Kim, love the way you told their story - illuminating it with your grandmother’s parakeet. Belle
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/29/2020 8:22:00 PM
Thanks, Belle!