She stood there smiling,
pincurls showing under her patterned scarf,
the belt of her camel's hair coat,
tied loosely in the current style,
grey plaid wool slacks,
brown brogues with split tongues,
her sparkling eyes lighting the hallway
outside Mr. Arnold's freshman English class .
So begins this tribute to a marriage of sixty years, a period that spanned the Korean War, the developing atomic age, the transformation of medicine into a modern science, the troubled years of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, taking the author and his family from youth to old age, from innocence to a full-blown love that flourishes and grows even now. This story of a great marriage is laid out here for everyone to read and cherish.