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Old 01-24-2016, 04:17 PM   #101
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17. Lived on my own my senior year in high school and worked full time to boot. Worked two jobs till I turned 19. Met my DH and married him 2 1/2 weeks later. We decided after being married 2 months we needed a baby. First 7 years were the roughest. I retired at 50 and he retired last year at 57. Life is good. Married 27 years in July 2016. :-)

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Old 01-25-2016, 04:00 AM   #103
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The day I got married, just before med school graduation, when I moved out if my parents' house permanently. I graduated when I was 24.

Borrowed money from a rich relative for med school (better interest rate than the banks in 1980). Lived frugally on that money, with help from mom and dad (their car!)

Anyway, spent about $5000 less than I borrowed, so we paid for our own wedding with some left over. DH worked as a musician in a bar band 4-6 nights a week and also had some odd jobs, on his own as a college drop out 2 years before we married.

We pooled our resources and never looked back. We'd known each other 9 years and dated for 3 years before the wedding, living 500 miles apart that entire time. It will be 32 years next May.

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