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Love and Marriage: The Love Story of Nancy and Frank: Book I

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
The first of four books sharing a lifelong love affair. Based on the letters I found written to me by my husband during the Vietnam War in 1971.

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Our Love Begins

Submitted: August 18, 2019


Chapter 1 of Love & Marriage: The Love Story of Nancy & Frank: Book I. This book is published and available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback and ebook. This book will introduce you to
Frank and Nancy, taking you through our courtship, marriage, and experiences as newlyweds in Massachusetts and Okinawa. I have included letters from Frank while he was in Basic Training and letters
we wrote to each other before I arrived in Massachusetts.
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The Hayride

Submitted: August 22, 2019

Chapter 2 The Hayride As President of the MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship), Frank decided to plan some fun events for us all. Sin... Read Chapter

New Year's Eve

Submitted: August 23, 2019


Frank and I had been going steady for a month when we went to my cousin's New Year's Eve party in Houston, Texas. It was my first New Year's Eve party and my first mixed drink.
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A Long Way Home

Submitted: August 25, 2019


Sometimes you have to pay more attention to your driving than the Stars and Music.
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February 7, 1968

Submitted: August 25, 2019

Chapter 5 February 7, 1968   In mid-January 1968, Jimmy and Frank were supposed to register to go back to scho... Read Chapter

Rabbit Hunting

Submitted: August 26, 2019

  Chapter 6 Rabbit Hunting   Time was moving very fast for us now, and we had so much to do before Frank w... Read Chapter

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Submitted: August 26, 2019


This chapter will start the sharing of actual letters that Frank wrote to me from Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1968. Note: None of Frank's letters have been allowed to be
edited.
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Lonely in a Crowd

Submitted: August 27, 2019

Chapter 8 Lonely in a Crowd   The next letters Frank wrote was after he had been in basic training for one week.  I... Read Chapter

Please, Mr. Postman

Submitted: August 27, 2019

Chapter 9   Please, Mr. Postman   The next letter from Frank shows just how upset and isolated he was feeling. ... Read Chapter

Marching in the Snow

Submitted: August 28, 2019


When you are a South Texas boy, marching in the snow in Missouri can become a big deal
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Basic Training Fun

Submitted: August 28, 2019

Chapter 11 Basic Training Fun   I sent Frank my senior picture in a letter right before receiving two letters ... Read Chapter

Young Love

Submitted: August 29, 2019

  Chapter 12 Young Love ?   The next letter you will read really upset me. Frank was so far from home ... Read Chapter

Why Does A Man Cuss

Submitted: August 29, 2019

  Chapter 13 Why Does A Man Cuss?   I wrote a letter to Frank about the increase in cuss words in his letters t... Read Chapter

A Unique & Special Letter

Submitted: August 29, 2019


Only Frank would write a letter like this.
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My Brother's Letter

Submitted: August 29, 2019


After sharing Chapter 14 of Frank and my love story, I knew the next chapter that would be shared would touch my heart very deeply once again. I dedicate this chapter to my brother Jimmy Blakley.
Jimmy served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He received the same disrespectful welcome home as all Vietnam Veterans did. Due to Agent Orange, he has suffered and was given 100% disability because of
how it affected his eyes.
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Stuck On You

Submitted: August 30, 2019

Chapter 16 Stuck On You   The four days leading up to our Wedding Day were full of excitement. Wow!  I had Fra... Read Chapter

Going to the Chapel

Submitted: August 30, 2019

  Chapter 17 Going to the Chapel   I tossed and turned all night, trying to go to sleep, but my restless m... Read Chapter

Wedding Reception

Submitted: September 08, 2019


Frank and I were not famous, but we are still known for our Wedding Reception in Bay City, Texas.
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The Honeymoon

Submitted: September 15, 2019

Chapter 19 The Honeymoon     Waking up that first morning as Frank's wife was surreal.  Wondering was... Read Chapter

Separation Hurts Deeply

Submitted: September 15, 2019


After Frank and I married on May 8, 1968, we would have a short separation. It affected us deeply, but it was nothing as to what was to come in the future.
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Love and Marriage: The Love Story of Nancy and Frank: Book I

Love is like new wine which will be aged then tested over and over before it becomes a great wine. The same is true of love. A love between two people to become lasting and eternal will be tested, as it ages. Marriage takes both people working together

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