The Best Wife in the World: Dolores B. Kelley
ActiveRain Ambassador Debbie Reynolds has asked blogger members to post up to ten blogs before Thanksgiving expressing our gratitude for our joys and blessings. I am very thankful to have the best wife in the world. Dolores has been a special blessing in my life.
In a comment on a previous blog post, Debe Maxwell, CRS asked me how I met Dolores so I will share that story. I was very active in the Cradock Lions Club and was with the members on a bus trip to visit another club for an oyster roast. During the trip, my seatmate told me that I should meet one of his neighbors. He set up the date. I learned later that she was confused and thought she would be seeing another person with the same first name.
Dolores and I attended Cradock High School in Portsmouth, Virginia but we were in different classes and did not know each other. I had been away at the University of Virginia and was very busy with my real estate business and she had gone to William and Mary College and was working at a retail store in Norfolk. The first date led to many dates and we were engaged on St. Patrick's Day and our wedding was in June.
In those days, I was active in the management of garden apartment communities and home was a beautifully decorated apartment above the model in one of the new developments. That became our first home.
Dolores and I have been married for over 53 years.
Dahlia, Kidd's Climax, American Dahlia Society Show, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5551
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs