My love ...
I was a wife for just 4 months shy of 35 years. I have been a widow now for 15 days.
This is a way for me to remember and to share those 35 years together. I will be sharing thoughts and prayers, pictures, some of what made me love Rick - and some of what made me want to pinch his head off at times. LOL
When I was but 4 years old, my daddy and momma were out driving and looking for a pea patch one early summer day. Daddy stopped at a house where a man was working in the yard. Daddy got out and as he was talking to this man, the man bent down and began to draw a map of sorts on the ground. In just a moment, a small boy (momma said he looked to be about 6 years old) came running around the corner of the house - all dressed as a cowboy. Cowboy hat, jeans, shirt, toy guns in a holster strapped to his waist. That little boy jumped up on his daddy's back and hollered - "Give me a ride, horsey!"
My mother, sitting in the car with me, watched this little boy for a moment. And then she said - "That little boy would make a fine husband for my Margaret."
15 years later ... my mother was right! That little boy, Ricky Lee McCoy, made a FINE husband for me!!!!! And for the next 35 years, right until he took his last breath - he was a FINE husband to me, for me. Many times I asked him if he knew just how fine he was to me. Many times since I have reminded him just how fine he still is to me.
I love you sweetheart ... I loved you before this wedding day ... I have loved you since. I will always love you!
September 5, 1980
The day my life began as Mrs. Rick McCoy. No greater joy, no greater passion - Thank you Sweetheart for choosing me. I love you - always have and forever will!!!!!