A Profile in Courage

by Dave Schuler on May 9, 2014

Here’s something I found last night that I hope that regular readers and commenters here enjoy. It’s a profile that a regular commenter (whose name I will not mention to avoid search engines) has written of his wife.

I’d like to meet that courageous woman.

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Girl Meets Hobo, Yada Yada Yada
May 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

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michael reynolds May 9, 2014 at 10:13 am

Looking at that photo I just had an uncomfortable feeling that my wife may have had a second inspiration for writing about a big gorilla. Really, I could have at least shaved.

35 years on July 1.

Dave Schuler May 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Child bride.

You’ve got us beat. 29 years on June 15. We married late.

Andy May 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

That’s a great profile Michael – witty, approachable and honest.

sam May 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Ha. My mother’s maiden name was Applegate, and her first name was Katherine. There the resemblance ends. As for my mother’s childhood, think Yoknapatawpha County and you wouldn’t be far amiss.

Lovely woman, Michael. Just what series of lies did you tell her?

Andy May 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Coming up on 14 for us, also married late.

Ben Wolf May 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

@ Michael

I see you conveniently left out her central role in Iran-Contra and her trip to Iran in an SR-71 to secure the 1980 election for Ronald Reagan.

Whitewash all you want, we won’t forget!

michael reynolds May 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I actually told her the truth. I said I’m in trouble, I’m a mess, but I’m interesting and the guy you’re semi-engaged to is weak. (I had surreptitiously read his love letters to her.) You don’t want a guy you can push around, you want an equal. In a terrible lapse of judgment she bought that.

steve May 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

24 years. Second marriage. Wonderful tribute. I bet she would rather have those words than jewelry

Guarneri May 9, 2014 at 6:51 pm

I’m happy for both of you, Michael. And hopefully many more years.

Cstanley May 9, 2014 at 8:20 pm


jan May 9, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Touching words, Michael. True love only seems to deepen with the years. Your’s appears to be of that much sought after genre. Congratulations!

mike shupp May 10, 2014 at 2:09 am

A lovely tribute.

Good for her, and good for you!

Modulo Myself May 10, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Really, I could have at least shaved.

You can’t brag about being a hobo and then look respectable.

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