Robert & Marlene Sherins Married 54 years — Anniversary: July 21st
“I always thought marriage should last for a lifetime…” — Marlene
Rajan & Sarah Monteiro – Long Beach, California – Married 2 years – Anniversary: July 14th
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I uploaded the ebook version of Always & Forever, Love on Apple itunes just a few hours ago and it’s ready for downloading. If you want to take your books on the road with you have access to your whole e-collection of books this is the best thing going, especially if you want to read whenever you get a moment without having to wait until you get home.
To read a sample of the book and or download it please visit itunes.
Robert & Agatha Goudeau – Married 39 Years – Anniversary: June 18, 1977
“We made a lot of mistakes along the way.” — Robert
A Statement like the one above is just one of many such examples of what couples have said that helps them have a successful marriage as I interviewed them for my current book: Always & Forever, Love: African American Success Stories of Marriages 20+ Years Strong. Acknowledging past and current mistakes and improving or correcting them have helped couples like Robert & Agatha weather the storms that sometime brew in marriages on the journey to “Til Death Do Us Part.”
Happy 39th Wedding Anniversary Robert & Agatha Goudeau!!!
Otis & Kwei Quartey holding the others book(s).
Kwei Quartey is a crime fiction writer and physician living in Pasadena, California. Having practiced medicine for more than 20 years while simultaneously working as a writer, he has attained noteworthy achievements in both fields. Dr. Quartey balances the two professions by dedicating the early morning hours to writing before beginning a day in his clinic.
Kwei, being Ghanaian uses Ghana as background for his writing as he does in Gold Of Our Fathers. Listening to him speak of Ghana reminded me of my visits there riding my bike all over the city. I found being in Ghana conducive to writing as I was inspired to write about the different sights, sounds, smells and people of the place to maybe use in writings of my own. Kwei, having grown up there (Accra, Ghana) has a wealth of knowledge to draw from although he lives here in the States. He visits Ghana regularly to research material for his next writing projects.
Kwei’s book Gold of Our Fathers and my book Always & Forever, Love: African American Success Stories of Marriages 20+ Years Strong are available at Eso Won BookStore.
When children are the byproduct of marriage there is so much more at stake than just the happiness and longevity of the husband and wife. Watch this clip of Jordan Williams and Brandon Iverson with their fathers’ Floyd Williams and Spencer Iverson on a local Atlanta TV show as they talk about their business and where they learned to create businesses.
Floyd WIlliams, husband to Carla Williams are the couple on the cover of my upcoming book: “Always & Forever, Love” African American Success Stories of Marriages 20+ Years Strong. He and Carla have been happily married for 30 years. Spencer and his wife have been happily married almost 20 years and the results of their successful marriages show through their children.
You’ll hear both Jordan and Brandon talk about how they watched their fathers run their own businesses as they were growing up. This is what’s possible in our children’s lives when they are raised in a loving environment.
William & Melanie Wilkerson will celebrate 25 years of marriage on December 22, 2015
William said in their interview for the upcoming book “Always & Forever, Love” African American Success Stories of Marriages 20+ Years Strong — “In a marriage, kids will be a challenge. Money will be a challenge. Life will be a challenge, and any number of other things, but you got to remember that the love you felt from the outset is the love that will sustain you throughout the course of your relationship. You have to remind yourself of that love on a daily basis. Let your spouse know that you love them on a daily basis.” Read the remainder of their story along with 50 other couples who are continuing their vows “til due they part” by ordering a pre-published copy at PayPal.
Willie & Cynthia Anderson – Decatur, Georgia Married 36 Years – Anniversary: August 11, 1979
“Living with my wife is a work in progress from day to day, and I love her more and more for each of those days!” —Will
Jim & Mary Beth Heglund – Northridge, California Married 53 Years – Anniversary: August 11, 1962
The Heglunds’ built a friendship that started in their preteens and it is still growing and lasting through their 53 years of marriage. Mary Beth says, “Marriage means security, and having a good friend.”
Walter & Thelma Pratt – Austell, Georgia Married 62 Years – Anniversary: August 1, 1952
Walter & Thelma Pratt were married 62 years before Thelma Pratt Passed. They both agreed that farming had been one of the best things they’ve done together that’s helped maintain their marriage since they met.
“Working together makes our marriage successful.” — Thelma
John & Verla Saylor – Long Beach, California Married 46 Years – Anniversary: July 29, 1969
“We’ve had more fun than most millionaires…” —John