worth the wait


JM and MC were college sweethearts. Things were great, but then, somehow, less so, and eventually they drifted apart. Each went on to other relationships. They moved to other parts of the country, but they held a special place in each other’s hearts. 30 years went by, but he couldn’t quite bring himself to toss out the worn copy of her graduation photo that was in his wallet. After three decades, they found each other on a classmates website. Hard to imagine what that long perspective adds. They say it has the comfort of an old connection blended with the excitement of a new relationship. Yes, they came into Maloy’s shopping for engagement rings, and yes, he still has a copy of the same photo in his wallet.