Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Wedding Wows: 20 Anniversary Edition

I am embarrassingly late in blogging about this since the article was published over three weeks ago — what can I say? It’s been a busy three weeks — but this was too good of a gem to pass up altogether. The Vows section in the New York Times — where wedding announcements between Ivy League grads, successful artists, and the occasional blogger and her video editor groom are published — is twenty years old this summer. To celebrate the anniversary, the Times tracked down some couples from the column’s first months and published a sort of “Where are they now?” update, a special treat for those of us who read the Vows section and try to guess whether the couples will happily grow old together, or just grow old (if they’re lucky). Here, the Times profiles six former Vows couples whose stories are, as you might imagine, both inspiring and devastatingly sad.

And a word of advice from one of the more successful couples on how to stay happy in a marriage: “If I were to boil it down to one thing, Susan stayed nice and I stayed funny. If you can stay kind and keep a sense of humor, man, you can get through anything.”

[via The New York Times]

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    bethany June 11, 2012, 12:43 pm

    Awww… I really liked that.

    I read Runner’s World, and really enjoy Marc Parent’s articles, so it was neat to get a little more insight into his life and his relationship with his wife.

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    Tracey June 11, 2012, 2:03 pm

    Very poignant story…you never know how a happily ever after will come to you. Thanks for sharing.

    Wendy: When I to click on the link for your Vows story, I got a message that siad the link was broken. Can you repost?

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      Wendy June 11, 2012, 2:12 pm

      Thanks, Tracey. The link is fixed now.

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      • Tracey

        Tracey June 11, 2012, 3:38 pm

        Thank you for reposting – and that is a very sweet story!

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    ktfran June 11, 2012, 2:26 pm

    I’ve read the story of how you and Drew met before, but man . . . I don’t think it could possibly get old. So lovely!

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    Emsz June 12, 2012, 9:31 am

    That is so awesome. I always enjoy ‘Where are they know’ types of things, and although I have never even seen a New York Times, I loved this article.

    Makes me wish more LWs would send updates 😛

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