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Friday, June 22, 2012

20 Years Later...

June 22, 1992.  

A young whipper-snapper from Anchorage Alaska shows up in Bellingham Washington... his grand master plan is to finish college at Western Washington University, then find acting work for Seattle. To get the "lay of the land," he decides to be part of Western's summer stock program; he feels this will be a good opportunity to get to know the area, and the school, so he can "power through" quickly and begin working in Seattle's theatre scene.

Then he meets a woman who's working in the summer stock program... and the grand master-plan is the farthest thing from his mind.  College takes a little longer, because he moves to Portland after a year of long-distance dating.

Four years later, on the anniversary of their first date, they get married at Oaks Amusement Park (in a "costume wedding" - they figured, if they were going to wear fancy clothes why shouldn't everyone else?)

Eight years later, they buy their first home together... and twelve years after that, they sit together on their back deck sipping coffee and talking about everything they've seen in twenty years; the challenges they've helped each other through, the smiles they've shared, the adventures they've been on.

20 years goes by in the blink of an eye.  They're not the same people they were way back in 1992, when no one had a cell phone and "the internet" was some new science fiction notion... they've grown, and changed - but they've done it together.

Lets see what the next 20 years have in store for us...