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Monday, October 17, 2011

Twenty-nine years

Today is the twenty-ninth anniversary of my marriage to Kathleen Capcara, whom you see above with me in a 2009 photograph at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson, where she works as director of evangelism and formation. The word of the week over at Baltimoresun.com is vicissitudes, and she has stood by me through many vicissitudes. Or rather, we have stood together. And continue to stand.






10 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm now speculating as to what, without the context, a director of formation might be.

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  2. Felicitations! That you two have stood by each other for so many years is a wonderful, inspiring thing.

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  3. @Heather - I would guess that it might have something to do with teaching/training - based on the French cognate of the word.

    OTOH, perhaps the church has an aerobatics team (see the first usage example in Wikipedia), and Kathleen keeps them in line? (If she has kept John in line for 29 years, how difficult could managing aerobatics be?)

    btw, congrats to you both!

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  4. Huge congratulations to you both!

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  5. Congratulations and best wishes for many more.

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  6. Congratulations to you both!

    I think vicissitudes is misspelled less often than it might be, partly because (unlike necessary) people don't use it often enough to think they know how to spell it. So they look it up.

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  7. Congratulations. May you enjoy many more years together.

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  8. Hearty congratulations to you both, from your Best Person on that sunny autumn day in 1982. Sorry I'm a bit late with this; I just got back from the JASNA Annual General Meeting in Fort Worth. (Yep, Janeites in cowboy hats; we had 'em.)

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