Will you marry me?

   James and Debra had been dating for 2 years. They started dating on April 9. and  were having a great time. James had insisted that he was in love with Debra and he knew that she was in love with him. James had never talked about  getting married. Debra was...
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Addition to the house

   James and Debra had been married a few years, when they decided to add on to their house. James wanted a workshop and Debra wanted to have a carport. Like with all plans, they take on a life of their own, once created. When they were finished with the plans...
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Baby

   James and Debra had been married for a few years and had decided to try to get pregnant. James had taken the birth control pills and thrown them in the trash. We were not actively trying to get pregnant, but we were not doing anything to prevent a baby either....
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Honeymoon

Honeymoon    James and Debra decided to take a week and go to Gatlinburg Tennessee for their honeymoon. They traveled half way to Gatlenburg and spent the night, the next morning they decided to drive the rest of the way to Gattlenburg and get breakfast once they arrived.    James was...
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Nana

  Alice was the greatest mother to James. She worked at the local utility company in a town close to where she lived. When James was born, she took him to work with her, collecting payments for area customers for their utility bills. James got proficient in counting monies and writing...
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Moving James, Beverly Hillbillies style

   Moving James. James was living in an 2 room apartment in Forest City North Carolina. He had a bedroom and a kitchen-living room combo. The entire apartment was 300 square feet. James' apartment came furnished with a couch, bed and dresser. All of James' personal possessions amounted to a computer, clothes,...
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Wedding Day

Wedding day    James and Debra were still working on the house, cleaning and straightening, on the day of the wedding. Work continued until about 2 hours before the wedding was scheduled to begin.    Debra's sister Denise had made food for the wedding, her wedding gift to James and Debra....
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A home together

New home    After James and Debra decided to get married, and had set a wedding date, next came the ordeal of looking for a place to live. We began looking at apartments in Spartanburg and rental property. Grandpa comes home one night and tells me that one of the employees...
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Fate

Fate    James mother Alice, was his only parent from the time he was 16 until her death in 2008. James father, Howard Thomas Phelps had been sick most of James life with intestinal cancer. From as long as James can remember, Howard had been sick and in-out of the hospital....
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How we met

   I was working as a Respiratory Therapist at Cherokee Memorial Hospital in Gaffney SC. James was hired at the same hospital just after graduating from Western Carolina University with a degree in Medical Laboratory Medicine. One of the staff members that I was working with was a lady about my...
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