The letter you always wanted to write
You were 20 and I was 21 when we were married. Your parents were more concerned about our age and the brevity of our courtship than mine. Maybe yours, having brought up four children on your fathers modest earnings, had a more realistic understanding of what might lie ahead. I was still a student, you had dropped out of school and were in a dead-end job, but we were full of excitement and hope. My parents paid for our extravagant wedding; I was the only daughter in a large family of sons.
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