Thursday, October 9, 2008

Leif & Nikko - Her Birthday - October 8, 1995

Young love is beautiful. This photo was taken at Nikko's 20th birthday dinner at our old stone house on Moro Street in Manhattan, Kansas, October 8, 1995, just days before they were married.

So much has changed since that day of happiness. The old house is gone, demolished to make way for a townhouse complex. We are gone, moved away to Florida. Their marriage is gone. Leif is gone.

But in this photo, they are young, beautiful, full of hope for the future, and we rejoiced with them.

They lived near us for two years, first within a block, then across the street, then finally on the west end of town before Leif enlisted in the army, and we were happy to be able to spend time with them and share their lives.

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