[LMB] personal news

J Woodruff profjenn12 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 21:53:38 GMT 2021

My husband is the one who got me hooked on LMB (and also, incidentally,
Harry Potter and Wheel of Time) but I can't get him to join the list. :)
Occasionally I think he has wandered by a Zoom tea party. We were both
already hooked on Lewis and Tolkien before we met - that is, in fact, how
we met, at a discussion group dedicated to CSL, JRRT, G K Chesterton, and
Dorothy L Sayers.


*"der Platz einer Frau ist in ihrer Firma""The problem with the speed of
light is it comes so early in the morning." (Albert Einstein)*
*"Historiography has then three functions: to entertain our imagination, to
gratify our curiosity, and to discharge a debt we owe our ancestors." (C.S.
Lewis)"If all we have to offer back to the God of the cosmos is Precious
Moments, we're in trouble." (Barbara Nicolosi)*
*"Some things are complicated, and denying it only makes them more so."
(John Churchill)*

*“You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong.
Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing
that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway.” (Robert Jordan)"The
one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart." (Lois
McMaster Bujold)************

On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 4:22 PM Kathy Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu> wrote:

> On Dec 29, 2021, at 12:07 PM, adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com wrote:
> >
> > Wow, what a lot of long-term marriages on the list!  I thought we were
> pretty impressive, hitting 30 years this summer, but there are some
> hereabouts who blow us clean out of the water!  Also a fascinating
> demographic in recent messages of the wife being older than the husband.
> Like many, we met in college, started dating at 23, & got married at 27.
> I am also 3 1/2 years older than my husband (also a fan but not on the
> list).  I was 22 when we met — just graduated from Wellesley and starting a
> second BA at Cambridge — and he was still 18 — I think he may have turned
> 19 a week or so after we met — just starting at Cambridge; we met singing
> together, but consolidated our friendship in the university fantasy
> literary society and to a lesser extent the SF society.  He loaned me some
> Heinlein and I loaned him C.S. Lewis’s space trilogy (ironically, since
> he’s English and I’m American).  We married in 1978, after I’d been a year
> in graduate school at U. Penn. and he came to America to start graduate
> school at Princeton — so we’ve now been married 43 years.
> >  So, thank you, list for 20+ years of fun and friendship.  Thank you,
> Michael Bernardi, for getting out of your comfort zone [hiding behind the
> door] and seeking Lois out for permission to start the list.  Thank you,
> Lois McMaster Bujold, for giving him permission to do it and sticking with
> us all these years.  People and controversies come and go, but curiosity,
> friendship, and goodwill are the foundations on which we build.
> Hear, hear!  Thank you all!  I joined the LordV list first, in 2002, and
> this list in 2003, so I’ve (only) been on it for nearly 19 years.
> Katherine
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