Enjoying 37 years with the the love of my life

Amy and I stood in the living room of the home of The Rev. Larry Jackman of First Presbyterian Church of Alton, Illinois, 37 years ago today as each of us took a second chance at marriage. Larry’s wife, their two children and the family dog witnessed the ceremony and as we waited for dinner […]

Defying the naysayers

Oh hell, they said, it couldn’t last. They shook their heads and said, “no way” a marriage between a flagrant womanizer and a just-divorced woman could last. That’s what they said — 35 years ago — when Doug and Amy Thompson stood before their friend — and pastor — in his living room and exchanged […]