Tag Archives: marriage

May the 4th (of July 75) be with you!

4th of July, vacation, trailer, new freezer, Ocean City, NJ, Birthday, home & trailer improvements Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in 1970-1980, Coopersburg PA | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Jan 1975, national economy, holidays, travel plans, new and old hobbies

A new year is upon us.  Unfortunately it doesn’t seem  better than last year. For us as a family the situation appears OK. Nationally is a different matter. One month we hear of a tax surcharge, than a tax rebate. … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Coopersburg PA, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mid Dec. ’74, New Home, Christmas, PP&L, Economy, Heathkit,

PROLOGUE: Louise visited PA in the fall and took some photos of the house we bought there in 1970.  She shared them with me, and I am including a gallery of those pictures, and early ones I have. The man and … Continue reading

Posted in Coopersburg PA | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Easter Vacation 1974

I think that a slight change in style is proper.  My sources, other than memories, are letters and notes from the time period in the blog title. I am trying to correctly represent that by writing in the past tense … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Allentown | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

April 1974

March surely did go out like a lion this year.  We had about an inch of snow on March 31, but it didn’t last long.  The snow flakes were big and wet, came down hard for a few hours and … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Coopersburg PA | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another New Year – 1974

Here we are again, now in 1974.  I didn’t get around to writing until the end of the month for some unknown reason now, probably the Christmas rush, celebrations, etc.  One of our Christmas day rituals was turning the house … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Coopersburg PA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Notes on November -1973

November ’73, I am now a year older, but still under the figure of 40, another decade in the odometer of life. And so far it has been a good life. For us, this was a month of trips.  The first gasoline crisis … Continue reading

Posted in Coopersburg PA, NY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Remembering September – 1973

September…Fall will soon be on us, the heat and humidity of summer are over, school starts again and our lives follow the pattern of the seasons. The weather was warm at the beginning of the month but then the leaves … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Coopersburg PA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Summer Time – 1973

The Date: August 15, 1973.  The Place: Coopersburg, PA.  August here is usually hot and muggy, this day being no exception.  Not like NY where we could get by with large window fans and we are so thankful this house … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Coopersburg PA, Relationships, Summer vacations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

On The Road…In PA

Apologies to Jack Kerouac but I couldn’t resist. Marge and I have discussed buying a travel trailer.  Really, it was my idea but of course it was a joint decision to make.  I have no idea why, it just seemed … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Coopersburg PA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Orphanage of Marge

I want to reprise a bit from the earlier long quote about the Charismatic Movement. It does still exist in different forms, but I don’t believe here (LV).  Marge had made some very bad decisions in our early life and was … Continue reading

Posted in Marital difficulties, Pennsylvania | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

R. F. & M. F. – End of Chapter

“MY GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK” Words and Lyrics Henry Clay Work “My grandfather’s clock was too large for the shelf, So it stood ninety years on the floor; It was taller by half than the old man himself, Though it weighed not … Continue reading

Posted in Marital difficulties, Relationships, Vegas 1980-1990, Vestal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mind Probing Marge and Bob – Sex

Sex!! where would we be without it? Of course, you wouldn’t be at all, unless you were conceived miraculously. Christianity, Buddhism, aboriginal beliefs, and other religious systems have similar tales,  so that idea is part of our Jungian collective unconscious thereby explaining the mystery … Continue reading

Posted in Marital difficulties, Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mind Probing Bob & Marge – Personal Interests

Time. Time and time again. What is time?  My dictionary first defines   time as a noun : the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole; when used differently time is a verb, … Continue reading

Posted in Marge Writing, Marital difficulties, Relationships, Syracuse University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mind Probing Bob & Marge – Stress

November 9, 2015,  77th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Seems a good time to write on stress. Kristallnacht unknown.? Google it. Kristallnacht,  a turning point in Nazi anti-Jewish policy culminating  in the Holocaust–the systematic, state-sponsored extermination  of the European Jews. A terrible day not to be forgotten. Imagine yourself there, synagogues burning, … Continue reading

Posted in Marital difficulties, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

MIND PROBING Bob & Marge – Relationships

In a funk this morning.  Waking early sometime in the night. Very dark.  Very Thirsty, probably mouth breathing.   Then staggering to my bathroom for cold water.  Up about 5:30 a.m. due to  Mochoa cat.  Meow, meow , meow – Paw, … Continue reading

Posted in Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

MIND PROBING BOB AND MARGE

Have you ever had your mind probed when you, the Probee, had no idea who, or what the Prober was?  Really, I am serious.  Have no fear, extra terrestrials are not going to probe bodily orifices, just your mind.  I am … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Allentown, Marital difficulties, Pennsylvania, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

WASP (Not the Insect)

The emotional rush of being in love and a couple, both figuratively and physically, ended about when the relationship texts proclaimed, that is, about 2 years after making our informal commitment to each other.  Sure enough, we responded to the ancient call … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Allentown, Coopersburg PA, Marital difficulties, Pennsylvania, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

1970 – Pennsylvania

We have now moved down here and into the house on Beverley Hills.  It was heart-rending to leave Vestal as we had made several improvements to the house to personalize it into being our home.  Originally, we had planned on staying in … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Allentown, Binghamton, Coopersburg PA, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

For Marge

At one time in the past, we used to subscribe to the local paper, the LV Review Journal.  The paper had a weekly column by Stephen Kalas. Marge saved one of his columns, which I found and used as the preface … Continue reading

Posted in Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Parting Words-May 1958

In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, Juliet speaks the following famous words “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”  Of course, since we know the play, things do not turn out as she expected for either of them. May was the last month … Continue reading

Posted in Pre Marriage life, Relationships, Syracuse, Syracuse University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Cars And Carpentry

What has the post title got to do with Marge, Bob or us?  In a way, an automobile is a tool. Its main purpose is to give us personal mobility.  We don’t have to rely on foot power, real equine … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Coopersburg PA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Green, Green, Grass of Home

April 7, 1970 was another step forward in transforming our new house into a finished home.  When we bought the house, the lawn work had never been completed, and we understood that.  The excavated material left from digging the basement piled … Continue reading

Posted in 1970-1980, Allentown, Binghamton, Pennsylvania | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bride – Child

Horses are beautiful animals.  How useful they were to the human race for travel, farming, hunting, making war, racing, etc. As a boy, I remember them still being used as work animals, primarily for plowing, harrowing and otherwise tending to … Continue reading

Posted in Binghamton, Marge Writing, Marital difficulties, NY, Syracuse, Syracuse University, US Air Force, Vestal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

It was the Best of Years, It was the Worst of years – Last Episode

Writing is an unnatural act, as Charles Darwin observed.  It is so for me as it was for him.  I remember living in Binghamton when Ingrid was 3 years old.  We both enjoyed taking a stroll down Leroy street. One … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years – Episode 1

Whoa!! I think I am channeling Charles Dickens,what about that!!  This not a tale of Two Cities though, it is a Tale of Two People.  Specifically Margery and I. While this entire blog is about us, this post is not about … Continue reading

Posted in Marital difficulties, Syracuse, Syracuse University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bob’s Youthful Memories

I know you have seen the prologue to this site since I started it.  Please take another read as the subject is a topic that I am trying to come to grips with myself.  In this post I will do … Continue reading

Posted in Pre Marriage life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Marge’s Autobiography 1970-1980

I had not found a place to include some more of Marge’s autobiographical statements, and this seems a good place to pick up again.  At the time this segment begins, we had moved to Coopersburg, PA to the Beverly hills home.  She … Continue reading

Posted in Allentown, Marge Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Marge – Music and Religon

This blog is about both Marge and I, but to date most has been about our life from my perspective.  I have quoted some of her letters and writing from the time we were dating, but nothing really from her … Continue reading

Posted in Vestal | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Till death do us part

We married  in 1960. The service was conducted  by the chaplain of the S.U. chapel and as I recall the ending of the marriage vows finished with the phrase which is the subject of this post. This is then followed by … Continue reading

Posted in Syracuse University, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Sailing

Sailing Curious how just writing about the past brings up almost forgotten memories. While I was working at the Ozalid plant, I teamed up with a man whose name was Maurice Lee, “Morrie” for short, He was older than me … Continue reading

Posted in Vestal | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Vestal 1965-1966

  We lived in Vestal from the summer of 63 until the fall of 69.  Quite a few things happened then and I’ll do my best to remember them in sequence. in 1965 we were still members of the First … Continue reading

Posted in Binghamton, Vestal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

1628 Old Vestal Road

  This is a Google image taken of the front of the house from the old Vestal Road as well as 3 snapshots taken last summer by Marge’s cousins.       Above are some recent photos of the house … Continue reading

Posted in NY, Syracuse University, Vestal | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Binghamton, New York

This is the duplex we rented when we moved to Binghamton.  The photo is from Google Images and we lived in the house on the left.   We lived in this house and the street next to us to us … Continue reading

Posted in Binghamton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

333 Snowdale Drive

  Our new home for a while is at 333 Snowdale Drive, Syracuse. This is actually in an area known as Seneca Knolls and the Seneca river is nearby. In 1962, State Fair Blvd. was the access road to Syracuse … Continue reading

Posted in Binghamton, Syracuse, Syracuse University | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back Home At Last!

Hancock Field, Syracuse, NY At last! official orders had been prepared and we in the 138th TACFRON came back to Syracuse in August of 1962. Of course, we were still on active duty until the end of the month but … Continue reading

Posted in Active Duty, Syracuse, US Air Force | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surprise Visit

Surprise visit The large majority of the National Guardsmen called up to man our base were from the Boston area. They, like the Syracuse unit of the national guard, were equipped with  F-86 fighters, which by 1962 were of Korean … Continue reading

Posted in Active Duty, US Air Force | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cold Warrior A1C Bob

The Berlin Recall was part of the Cold War. A war of words and national actions and reactions, but not shooting, at least for the US. I was a part of that, a very small part. I volunteered for the … Continue reading

Posted in Active Duty, US Air Force | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Dresses

We lived at the Smith Lane apartment through the winter. On quite cold weather, I would remove the battery from the car and take it inside. Then I would reinstall it before leaving in the morning. Just to be sure. … Continue reading

Posted in Syracuse, Syracuse University | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Transitions and Traditions

As we get into the summer of 1960 we are slowly getting used to living together as a married couple. More complex than we imagined. Marge is getting more adept at cooking and we often go shopping together. The summer … Continue reading

Posted in Syracuse, Syracuse University | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Honeymooners

  A new decade is upon us.To Marge and I, the most significant event is our marriage in May. More on this later. Marge is in her second semester of her junior year. Next year she will not be a … Continue reading

Posted in Syracuse, Syracuse University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments