Friday, August 3, 2012

My Friend Mollie: A Love Story

This is me and my friend Mollie. We were roommates our freshman year of college.

We became pretty good friends.

We had many adventures and even spent some time traveling in England and Ireland together. We made many good memories.

But as these things go, our careers took us in different directions. Mollie started work as a nurse in Arizona and I moved to rural Alaska. One January, C.O. and I traveled to Tuscon for a midwinter trip to catch up with Mollie and to thaw out for a while.

Mollie then made the journey to Brevig Mission to visit us and to feel some cooler temperatures.

And we made many good memories.

Turns out, Mollie kind of liked the Seward Peninsula so a year and a half later, she pursued a job in Nome.

Mollie settled easily into Nome life. She met many new people, made many new friends but one of those friends was extra special. His name was Steve.

Together Mollie and Steve experienced all that bush life had to offer. As they picked berries, shot guns and took in the awesome beauty of the tundra . . .

they fell in love.

It didn't take long for Steve to ask Mollie to marry him.

Of course she said yes.

Just two weeks ago, our family drove down to Mollie's home town of Ankeny, Iowa to help celebrate Mollie and Steve's wedding day.

And we made many good memories.

The End

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