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The Bagel Shop

Penny for your thoughts.

We were friends. Then we sat at the Bagel Shop one night and I asked, “Penny for you’re your thoughts.” He blushed and grinned. He asked me the same thing. I blushed and grinned; and then… we knew. Soon we kissed.
We were young, too young most said. But we fell head over heels into LaLaLand love. And so in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth, we promised to ask the Bagel Shop question forever.
11 years, 20+ jobs to make ends meet, thousands of jars of peanut butter and jelly, two boys, copious sickness and health, more poverty than wealth—and…
We still ask, “Penny for your thoughts.” We might as well be at the Bagel Shop blushing and grinning. Then soon after remembering, we kiss.


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