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alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Sat Jan 1 21:12:17 GMT 2022

On Fri, 31 Dec 2021, Kathy Collett wrote:
> 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.

What a lovely story, Kathy - a true meeting of minds! May you have many 
more good years together.

My SO is 9 months younger than me, and we've been together more than 35 
years. Not sure how the time went so fast...


Alayne McGregor
alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca

What we need is a tough new kind of feminism with no illusions. ... We
need a kind of feminism that aims not just to assimilate into the
institutions that men have created over the centuries, but to infiltrate
and subvert them. -- Barbara Ehrenreich

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