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  • Dr. Susan Rose

The Honeymoon

After the wedding, we drove over to Ironton, Ohio, and stayed in a nice hotel for our wedding night. But, before we got there, we realized we were hungry. We had been so busy and excited during the reception that neither of us ate very much. We didn’t see any restaurants open, but we did see a small deli. So, we stopped and bought ham, bread, mayonnaise and a bottle of champagne.

When we got to the room, the hotel restaurant, including room service, was closed, so we couldn’t get utensils. We spread mayonnaise with a finger nail file from my purse to make the sandwiches and drank champagne from plastic cups in the room. We were married, on our honeymoon, and happy as ever. We didn’t need fancy things. We just needed each other.

The next morning, I called Mom and Dad. I didn’t really have anything to say. I just wanted to hear the operator say, “Collect call from Mrs. Rose.”

After a leisurely morning, we got up and got ready to go back to Ashland to give our good-byes and head to Arlington. But, the family wanted us to stay, so we did – until the 10th when your vacation was up and our rent was due. We slept in Kim’s room as the bed and furniture in my room were in our apartment in Arlington. It’s funny that after all these years, no one – not even Kim – remembers where she slept. We guessed it was probably on one of the couches in the family room.

We just visited with family the remainder of the time in Ashland.

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