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One of my Sunday traditions is reading Parade , a magazine in the newspaper. One of my favorite parts is the “Ask Marilyn” column where Marilyn Vos Savant answers complex questions on a wide range of subjects- math, science, medicine, technology, economics , games, sports and just about any topic you can imagine.
I have wondered how she does it, imagining it must take hours and hours of research.
But then I learned her history. She has one of the highest IQs in the world. She is certifiably the world’s smartest woman.
One week, Parade published an article about how she met her husband. She is married to none other than Dr. Robert Jarvik, developer of the artificial heart.
They met when he called her after reading a magazine article about her, and had a long distance courtship lasting one year.
At their wedding, science fiction author Isaac Asimov walked her down the aisle; the best man was the 7th recipient of one of the Jarvik artificial hearts! How’s that for romantic. They have been happily married since 1987.
Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Vol. 1
Books by Marilyn Vos Savant
Growing Up: A Classic American Childhood
Another love story-Austin and Jessica
Another couple featured in the issue, Austin and Jessica were literal childhood sweethearts, having met as toddlers. They and their parents met in a support group- for families of children with Down Syndrome.
With their parents’ support, they have overcome their disability to build a loving , stable marriage- and maybe because he “treats her like a princess.”
These are two very different couples who share something special-
respect, caring and commitment to the person they love.
As Beatles John and Paul (Lennon and McCartney) told us many years ago,
“All you need is love.”
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My love story
It wasn’t Valentine’s Day, but my husband and I shared a romantic dinner on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read about our romance at the link below the photo
Two Words That Changed My Life
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4 thoughts on “Celebrating romance and marriage on Valentine’s Day”
Doesn’t she though, one of those “you can’t make this up” type of stories. I enjoy learning about the other side of people’s lives, the parts you may not know unless you ask.
i love Marilyn Vos Savant – what a story she has!
I love that your favorite post of the year involves committed marriages of all varieties. That speaks volumes! Wishing you many more blessed years of marriage and a wonderful New Year!
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Thank you Katie for visiting my blog, I’m glad you enjoyed the story. Happy New Year to you also and blessings on your blog, “I choose brave” sounds intriguing. I’ll be checking in with you again.