He decided to come to the Pacific NW and Lana decided to stay in Omaha,NE. He paid cat support for many years which shows what a caring man he was. I am glad that Lana and I have met and still communicate. He remarried a few years later to Laurel and was very sad to lose her a year before we met. His cats, Nissa and Quizz, kept him company while he grieved Laurel's death. Quizz died shortly before we met and I think it was that lonliness that brought us together.
In June of 2004, I put a personal ad on Prodigy about needing a Kinght in Shining Armour to kill a few dragons and he was one of the 350 responses saying he was more of Sir Lunch-A-Lot. He had my heart at that point. We chatted on the phone, met for coffee at Northgate Mall, ended up having dinner at Red Robin and he worked very hard to fine one subject that I did not know something about. It was BLEVEY. I did not get home until midnight and he stayed in daily contact. Larry proposed to me on the ferry Hyak on 8/08 at 8:08 pm during the most beautiful sunset over the water. I was flabergasted. I was concerned that since he had never had children or wanted to parent, did he know what he was getting into marrying a woman with 4 children, 2 in the Army and 2 preteens still at home. He had not met Becka or Matt at that point so I invited him to come and stay the weekend and we met him at the Seattle Center and took us to the top of the Space Needle (where I had never been) and again we saw a beautiful sunset where I told him that I loved him for the first time.
I knew I was hooked when he moved Nissa in and he was going to work from his apartment every week and come on the weekend. That happened only one weekend. He moved in shortly as I wanted him to have the full pleasure of living with teens that were real teens. We survived teens, graduations, grandbabies and children moving home. He never once complained.
As all 4 of the granddaughters were born, he support my going to the births, even when I missed his birthday to be in Hawaii for one birth and he has been a fantastic grampie to all of them and a great step-parent to my children and sons-in-laws. He is loved.