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Old 10-05-2020, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Charlie Cheap name.

My wife gave me that name while looking over our bills. We had been married only a few months, we married Feb. 12, 1966, and she realized her check was helping pay for her rings that I charged. She is an orphan and I started life's journey in the Dallas Housing Projects...we were poor, and charging our wedding rings was my only option. Also, we met at work where there was a nepotism rule, so she quit, and the next week I was laid-off. Neither had a job so I borrowed $50.00 to get married and the wedding went as planned. She assumed I would delay the wedding but I told her I had been around the world and seen real poverty from the deck of 3 carriers, if we can't make it here in the U.S. we don't deserve it.

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Old 10-05-2020, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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