Sunday, September 8, 2013

Triple Gotcha Day: Gloman, Glogirly & Katie





Hi everyone, Katie here.

It's a special day here at the Townhouse. It's a TRIPLE Gotcha Day. 

Eleven years ago today, Glogirly gotcha'd Gloman and Gloman gotcha'd Glogirly when they pledged their forever love and married. That's a double-gotcha. 

Eight years ago today, Gloman adopted me for his girl. I was a surprise anniversary gift. Better than diamonds and chocolate if you ask me. That's makes it a triple-gotcha.

So in honor of my girl and her Gloman, I'm going to tell you their story. It's no secret the two are silly romantics. And the angels were looking out for the two of them one random September day sixteen years ago. So why am I not telling you about MY gotcha day? Well, I figure this story has got to be worth a few extra pounds of salmon in my dish. And salmon speaks.



It All Began With a Bed
Glogirly met Gloman by accident one September day sixteen years ago. She was moving and needed a bed. The house she was moving out of was teeny tiny and the only way her bed was coming with her was through the upstairs window, out onto the roof, and down onto the grass. She decided no bed was worth that.

Her friend, Nettie, knew of her plight and offered up an extra bed she was storing in her garage. Glogirly happily accepted. All she had to do was stop by Nettie's duplex on moving day and pick up the bed.


The Meet 
Nettie told her that her upstairs housemate would be home so she could get into the garage where the bed would be waiting for her. Glogirly arrived at the duplex with the two-men-and-a-truck she'd hired to help. She climbed the steps up to the door marked 3440 and rang the bell.

When the door opened, there stood Gloman. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, the birds were singing and Glogirly was looking deep into the friendliest brown eyes she'd ever seen. She said something clever like "I'm here for the bed." All she could think of was how cute and charming this Gloman person was. And his voice...oh, his voice made her heart melt and her knees weak. She had to pull herself together just to make it back to the garage.

As Gloman opened the garage door, she made small talk, attempting to be smart and funny about the bed and anything else she could think of. Deep down she was terribly sad though. You see, Glogirly knew that she would be moving yet again later that month. But this time she wasn't just moving across town. This time she'd be moving to Detroit, Michigan. And Detroit was a long, long way from Minneapolis. She'd accepted a job there and was planning on starting a new life in the motor city.

The Hug
Gloman sensed her mixed emotions that day, even though he didn't know anything about Glogirly. He didn't know her favorite color. He didn't know she liked movies or popcorn or strawberry rhubarb pie. And he sure didn't know she was going to move all the way to Michigan. Gloman thought Glogirly needed a hug so that's just what he did. Glogirly said goodbye and left with the two-men-and-a-truck and the bed. 



When she talked to Nettie the next day, she told her she was sad. The bed was perfectly fine, but she was sad to have met someone like Gloman right before she would have to leave town. 

Nettie said that was crazy...that she was bound to come back to Minneapolis on business and wouldn't it be nice to have a friend to go to dinner with? She told her to pick up the phone and call him.

The Note
Glogirly knew Nettie was right. But she was too shy to call him on the phone. So instead she wrote him a card. In the card she wrote about how much she loved meeting him. She explained that she was moving away. She also said how much she would like to have a friend to come back to. Someone to have dinner with or go to the movies with. She mailed the card that same day. Then she waited.



The Phone Call - According to Gloman
Now the next part of the story is from Gloman's perspective. You see, he received the card a couple of days later. After he opened it up and read it, he thought about it and decided he shouldn't appear overeager or desperate. So he waited to called her. He waited a good 5-10 minutes.

Glogirly's heart skipped a bunch of beats when she heard Gloman's voice on the other end of the phone. They met for dinner, and then another dinner and another. It wasn't long before Glogirly was head over heals in love. Then it came time for Glogirly to move. She said the hardest thing she ever did was leave him. When they said goodbye and Glogirly drove off to Detroit, she cried the whole way there. She cried for 11 hours straight. And I know she cried herself to sleep many nights after that.

Just as Nettie suspected, Glogirly got to come back for meetings and projects. In fact she came home almost once a month. Every time she did, she and Gloman would see each other and do fun things together. They went up to the North Shore of Lake Superior, they stood at the edge of the ocean at Big Sur, they stayed at cute and sometimes corny bed and breakfasts, they went to restaurants and movies and ate popcorn and laughed. They learned about each other's favorite things. And they learned what was important to each other.

Despite the distance, their love grew stronger and stronger.



Homeward Bound
Two years later, Glogirly's job brought her back to Minneapolis for good. Back to her home and back to where she'd left her heart. Gloman flew out to Detroit so he could drive with her home. After the movers left with their big truck, Glogirly & Gloman hopped in her Jeep and headed west. As they were leaving town, he looked over to her, held her hand and said, "happiness is Detroit in your rear view mirror."

Glogirly couldn't have been happier. Even though she would have run off and married Gloman on the spot, she knew they needed more time. They needed to get to know each other all over again now that they would finally be living in the same zip code. She knew how special Gloman was to her and how she needed to be more patient than ever before. She wanted to spend her life with him and wasn't going to do anything to mess that up.

So Glogirly and Gloman spent the next two and a half years doing what everyone who is in love should do. They ate pancakes on Sunday mornings, they went to the movies. They snuck away for long weekends at the lake, they went for bike rides along the river. They surprised each other with cards and notes and cute socks wrapped up with ribbons. They went to Target, the grocery store, the computer store. They played foosball at the sporting goods store. They watched TV reruns like Seinfeld and laughed at all the same lines. They celebrated birthdays, Christmas's and Thanksgivings. They helped each other and comforted each other when life was hard. 

They realized that although they didn't need to be with each other, they wanted to be with each other. 

Ding Dong, Love is Calling
It was just another Sunday morning. Glogirly was picking up Gloman for pancakes. She parked on the street in front of the duplex, climbed the steps up to the door marked 3440 and rang the bell. Just as she had done that one September day. This time Gloman was waiting for her. The door opened and he asked her to marry him in the very place they had first met.




Just a few months later they were married on the banks of the Mississippi River with all of their friends and family cheering them on. Their wedding was eleven years ago today. They had a big party at the townhouse we now all live in. It was a scorching 100 degrees. But the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the birds were singing. It was as perfect a day as the day they met.

Glogirly can't imagine life without her Gloman. He's her best friend, her companion in life (in addition to me of course) and he is her inspiration. She loves seeing and experiencing the world with him. Glogirly says she is a better person because of Gloman.

REWIND: The Meet 
According to Gloman
Gloman also likes to tell the story of how they met. It's pretty much the same, except when he tells it he adds one small detail.

You see, when he opened the duplex door on that September day sixteen years ago and saw Glogirly, he was the one that had a very hard time finding the right words. He claims to have stumbled over them, barely being able to pronounce his own name.

Later that same day, when Nettie came home and asked him how everything went with Debbie. "Did she get the bed okay? What did you think of her?" 

He simply replied, "Well...I'm going to marry her."

Happy Gotcha Day to Gloman & Glogirly.
Now let's bring on the treats. I've got a Gotcha Day of my own to celebrate!

85 comments:

  1. I just LOVE this story! Tell it again, Katie.

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  2. *sniff* That's so beautiful. I hope Henry and I will be half as happy. Concatulations on all finding each other and Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Oh what a great gotcha day story for all of you!

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  4. Oh you two are soulmates! Wonderful story and I hope you enjoy every minute of your celebration.

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  5. This is the sweetest story of love I have read. Happy Gotcha day Glogirly and Gloman. You have found your pawfect match. I feel all warm and fuzzy after reading this. hugs, wuv and wishes for many more gotcha days.

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day to you all...what an incredibly sweet story! Today is my birthday so it's a special day 'round here too LOL

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  7. This is just the sweetest story! How lucky you are to have found each other.

    Happy Triple Gotcha Day!

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  8. What an amazing love story! Happy Anniversary to Glogirly and Gloman! And Happy, Happy Gotcha Day to you beautiful Katie...and you deserve a truckload of salmon for theese one!

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  9. Happy Anniversary to Glogirly and Gloman and of course to you Katie!

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  10. What an awesome love story - happy anniversary to Glogirly and Gloman. And of COURSE, happy gotcha day to you too, Katie!

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  11. Awww, happy anniversary and gotcha day to all three of you!

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  12. Happy Anniversity to all of you! What a sweet story! We are soooo happy fur y'all!

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  13. HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to all three of you !
    We LOVED to here the story about how Glogirly and Gloman meet <3

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  14. The human loves this story, she's gone all smiley/stupid !!! And Katie you were very kind indeed to tell their story rather than your much more interesting story!! ;)

    love Austin xox

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  15. What a wonderful story - thank you for sharing it with us, and happy anniversary to all three of you!

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  16. Happy Gotcha day to you all,xx Speedy and Rachel
    P.S fab story!

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  17. We love that story!! Happy Gotcha Day to Gloman, Glogirly and YOU!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  18. That is the most beautiful story. I love it. Happy Anniversary and here is to many more . Hugs GJ and Carol x

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  19. Happy Triple Gotcha Day Gloman, Glogirly and Katie! I love how all of you found each other. It reminds me that when life is moving in a direction we may not love (like Detroit), it can simultaneously bring to us a gift--if we are just willing to look into the eyes of a wonderful human.
    Or, in Gloman's case, a wonderful human AND a wonderful feline....
    We at Squeedunk Cats send lots of love and purrs, and hope that Katie's bowl has lots of salmon! :)

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  20. What a lovely story. Happy gotcha day to you Katie and Happy Anniversary to Gloman and Glogirly.

    It's the woman and the man's anniversary today also. They've only been together for six years though, not eleven.

    The Paw Relations

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  21. Hapoy Gotcha Day to you all! What a great story!

    Purrz!
    Selina

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  22. Hapoy Gotcha Day to you all! What a great story!

    Purrz!
    Selina

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  23. Wow we are blown away by the story of Gloman and Glogirly. And we thinks it is very sweet that he got you to celebrate their gotcha day creating a triple gotcha day.

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  24. That is the sweetest gotcha story! Happy Gotcha Day to Glogirly and Gloman...and you too, Katie. :)

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  25. Sweetest story ever! Happy Anniversary and Gotcha Day to all!

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  26. Happy Anniversary! Loved reading your story.

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  27. What a wonderful, heartwarming story!! Happy Anniversary to all of you!
    Jan, Wag 'N Woof Pets

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  28. What a delightful story! Thank you for sharing it with us, Katie. Happy gotcha day to all three of you!

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  29. HAPPY GOTCA DAY TO ALL!

    May your day be filled with love & cuddles and treats & nip. Lots & lots of the nip as well as salmon, popcorn and strawberry-rhubarb pie. Hmmm... strawberry-rhubarb popcorn? Just a thought...

    Anywho... What a WONDERFUL story of love at first sight. Simply WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for sharin' with us all, Katie. It was a delight to get to read all about it.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

    PS. One question... you know Glogirly's bed that she had to leave in her apartment 'cause she couldn't get it out unless she took it out the window? Well.. I'm curious... How did she get it IN, in the first place? Inquirin' minds wanna know. purrs

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  30. Mommy is getting all misty, that romantic sap...

    CONCATULATIONS on eleven (plus!) years together, and here's to many many more--with Katie, of course!

    OK, and Waffles, too.

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  31. The only problem with this post is that it should of come with a 3 Kleenex Warning! I was very teary eyed at the end!

    Congratulations on the triple "Gotcha" Day! Hope you get all the Salmon you can eat!

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  32. Oh, geez. What a beautiful story you two have. I am quite taken with it. Thank you for sharing. Happy Anniversary and happy Sunday all you kittehz!! :)

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  33. What a sweet story! Thanks for sharing that, Katie.

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  34. What a bootiful story, katie. Happy gotcha day to glogirly and gloman. Happy gotcha day to you too.

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  35. Happy happy happy triple-Gotcha Day ! What a beautiful love story !

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  36. ::Claps Paws:: We just LOVE that story!! Happiest of triple Gotcha Days to you all!!!

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  37. I say that story deserves salmon all around! :)

    Happy Gotchas day!

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  38. Katie you deserve lots of Salmon for that story and any night of the week you want it too! Lovely lovely lovely. It brought a good tear to our eyes. Happy Gotcha's all around! And many many more.

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  39. Sweetest thing ever! A wonderful love story, ongoing! I hope you get lots of salmon Katie! Happy gotcha day three times over!

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  40. Well, you melted my cynical old heart today and made me get all leaky-eyed!
    Happy Anniversary to you both, and lots of Happy Gotcha Day treats for everyone!

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  41. Happy Anniversary, Gotcha Day to the three of you!

    What a wonderful story of love and friendship!

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  42. Thanks you so much for sharing your love story! Mom has leaky eyes! She got married one time when she was too young, on their anniversary he took her to a pet store where he bought her first cat Danny for $2. Love Dolly

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  43. What a wonderful story! Happy gotcha day to all of you.
    Sue B

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  44. What a great story! Happy Gotcha Day to all!

    Mommakitty, Kimo & Sabi

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  45. Happy Anniversary and Gotcha' Day! I love hearing how couples met :)

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  46. What a special day! Congratulations to you ALL!

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  47. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! How utterly romantic!! Awwwwwww!! Brought together by a bed!! And Nettie! Awwwww!

    Happy happy happy Gotcha Day to Gloman and Glogirly!!

    And of course sweetest Katie made 3!!

    Yay! Take care
    x

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  48. Happy 11th Anniversary and Happy Gotcha Day to all! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story of the Triple Gotcha Day with all of us!!

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  49. What a wunnerful special Gotcha Day this is every year for all of you!

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  50. Happy Anniversary every day for the rest of your lives!

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  51. I love sweet, romantic stories. Happy anniversary!

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  52. awwwww..you guys...*wink*wink*...two little luv burds sitting in a tree...*giggle* Happy Gotcha Day to all 3...smoochies for Katie

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  53. What a sweet sweet story! Happy Anniversary & Happy Gotcha Day!!!

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  54. That is a lovely story. Happy Gotcha Day anniversary to all three of you.

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  55. Happy Day to all of you. Anniversary and Gotcha Day. A love story all the way around.

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  56. That was one of the best Gotcha Dy stories ever. Happy Gotcha Day everyone!

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  57. Happy Gotcha Day Katie!
    Happy Anniversary Glogirly and Gloman! What a perfect story of how two people made for each other found each other. It's always a bed. MOL!

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  58. AW! We are suckers for sweet Gotcha stories and this is one of the sweetest! Happy Gotcha Day to all! Its a real trifecta!

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  59. happy gotchaday~ and then glowman saids "and that's the story, of how i met your mother.. bababab... bababa"

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  60. I remember that story and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE HEARING IT AGAIN! BTW....EVERYONE "cries" when they come to Detroit
    xoxoxo
    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
    "three-way" gotcha day...wait...that just doesn't sound right! lol!
    oxoxo

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  61. Our momma told us this story a while back but this is the kind of tale that gets better with every telling.

    (Besides, you tell it much better, Katie!)

    Many warm congratulations to all three of you!

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  62. Awww.... what a lovely and romantic story! Thanks for sharing it!
    Happy Triple Gotcha Day!!
    Purrs

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  63. Oh my gosh, that is just BEAUTIFUL. What an amazing Gotcha story. Happy Anniversary to you both, dear friends. Big hugs!

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  64. Oh, and of course ... HAPPY GOTCHA DAY to Katie! We love you, sweet girl! :)

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  65. Mommy needed a tissue, the story of Gloman and Glogirly is so romantic!! I think it was very sweet, too. Especially when they added you, Katie, to their happy home.
    Waffles, well, you are unexplainable(us black and white kitties stick together).
    Many blessings to you all (even the orange menace)
    QUINN and Carol

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  66. What a superb storyteller you are, Katie! Definitely worth the salmon dinner! Happy Gotcha Days all round!

    'Kaika

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  67. oh my!! That is a wonderful Gotcha Day story about Gloman & Glogirly! And Happy Gotcha day to you too Katie!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  68. Love this post! What a beautiful story (and well told Katie!) and as much as I love Detroit I love true love even more!

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  69. Oh, Katie! Mom and I just read this together and it's the most wonderful love story EVER!!!! Sigh. Happy, happy belated anniversary to GLOGIRLY and GLOMAN!!!
    Cammie!

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  70. Awww...we just loved a happy ending. Happy Gotcha Day to your parents, and to you, too, Katie, dear!

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  71. oh! Katie (as mes wipes a tear from my whiskers) THAT is a beauteous story!!! Me is so furry happy that it has a happy ending!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  72. Beautiful story!! You two sure are romantics :) Thanks for sharing, and Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, and Happy Gotcha Day!

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  73. Absolutely cannot believe I didn't read this last year; though, some of it sounds so familiar. What a beautiful and romantic story. Mine is similar, only in mine, I was the one to stay behind...but only for two months. Then I packed up my bags and followed. Hugs to you both, Janet

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  74. Wow! This has got to be one of THE most beautiful, romantic stories of true love at first sight, and obvious everlasting love that I've heard in a long time. Katie, you did a beautiful job of telling Glogirly and Gloman's love story...and on your sweet Gotcha Day too! Happy Anniversary and Happy Gotcha Day my friends!!
    Love, Pixel & Jenny

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  75. I just read the most amazing film script to the most beautiful love story ever!!!! Now this is a romantic movie I would watch!! It brought me happiness and a smile on my face. You are the most special people and your love will live on forever!! Happy Anniversary! Katie and Waffles you are blessed with wonderful kind loving pet parents. Xo

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  76. Love this story! It's 5am in the morning and I savored every word. Delightful illustrations of Katie!

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  77. and smiles every time I read this wonderful, romantic story. Happy Anniversary, Glogirly and Gloman ❤❤

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  78. Happy Gotcha Day to the three of you❤️❤️❤️

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