He was always a bit of a prankster. And he loved a good ghost story. He grew and was a very happy boy . It wasn’t long before he decided he wanted to do some manly things. Guy stuff, you know? After much consideration he joined . Years later, and many campouts, canoe trips and hikes along the Appalachian Trail,
They were sweet on each other right from the start.
After that first summer as a “man”, he had to say good-bye because he went on to fulfill another boyhood dream . He trained and trained and learned a lot. Then they sent him off to a scary, sandy place to work very hard showing people how to read maps. He summered there for the next three years. He became good at ping pong, when he wasn’t stepping on the balls.
She missed him. Even though she went to school and studied hard, she made sure he knew we thought of him all the time . It was not all roses back at home. There was one who sought to steal her away from the brave Marine . There was a challenger for her affections. While her emotions were in turmoil, she remained true to her first love. But our Marine wasn’t scared one bit. No sir!
He came back and easily thwarted the “competition”… with his thumb. The knave soon realized the Marine was an ally worth cultivating and they became close friends. Brothers, even.
Last year, after many years of waiting and planning, the Marine stepped up and did what only the most grown up of men are brave enough to do:
Happy Anniversary to the Marine and his Sunshine!
And they live happily ever after.