Reginald & Shelley Norman – Married 17 years – Anniversary: August 27th 1999
“What keeps our marriage alive and feeds me is the love Reggie has for me and my love for him.” — Shelley
Bill & LaVerne Carter – Atlanta, Georgia – Married 49 years – Anniversary: August 26th
“We both knew who the CEO of our business, was and there was not, and is not a day that we leave our home without going to prayer together and thanking GOD for the opportunities He has blessed us with.” — LaVerne
Bill & La Verne Carter are one of the 50+ couples in my latest book: Always & Forever, Love: African American Success Stories of Marriages 20+ Years Strong.
Annise & Ora Dell Washington – Milwaukee, Wisconsin Married 62 Years – August 2, 1952
“If You Love each other; you can work it out — til death do you part.” — Ora Dell
Ora Dell passed on September 23rd, 2014. She gave birth to 17 children and celebrated 62 years of marriage to Annise Washington. Her Husband Annise left here to be with her on July 21st, 2015.
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.