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The time: Summer 1972
The place: Toronto suburbs, Canada / Bochum, Germany
If you read the ‘D’ post, you’ll know that hubby and I had started dating in October 1971, after a rocky first meeting seven months earlier.
Life was wonderful until the following spring, when my mother informed me that she and I would be going to Germany that summer, to visit her parents again. Imagine my devastation! (Just like the ‘C’ post.) Crying and pleading didn’t work, so off we flew, as soon as school was over.
Elvis Presley’s rendition of ‘Until It’s Time For You To Go’ was getting lots of airplay. How appropriate!
Misery and longing overwhelmed me. My boyfriend wrote letters, but the contents were disturbing. His relatives, (old-world Italians), were determined to turn him against me and fill his head with wrong ideas. Fortunately, he trusted me and did not believe for one minute that I was “partying, getting drunk and screwing around”, per their accusations.
We moved in together less than a year later and got married in August, 1973. It’s been more than four decades. So much for the naysayers!
Can true love ever be denied?
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