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Duke University, Durham

Tom Rutledge

My Father c. 1946.
Dad came to Duke University Divinity School from a dusty little town in the Texas Panhandle. When he saw Mom the first time he declared, “That’s the woman I’m going to marry.” Their storybook romance lasted over sixty years.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

How lovely to look back at our parent’s photos when they are young. You are blessed to keep those photo remembrance, Julie.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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1 year ago


Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
1 year ago

This is so romantic, Julie. And another lovely photo. The people from this generation really had the golden standard as far as marriages go. Thanks for sharing art of your family with us.

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

What a brilliant story about the love at first sight. I am sure that you will cherish these photos. They are brilliant memories to share.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Lovely photo, Julie, and lovely legend with it. My Mum sent me some old photos of her and my Dad from when they first got together. Their romance didn’t last unfortunately.

Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
1 year ago

What a beautiful love story! Your father looks like a happy man, approachable and kind. I’m sure he was an ideal minister 🙂

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Lovely photo. Your Dad certainly knew his mind. I’m so glad their marriage stood the test of time.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

What a warm, and honest smile your Father has Julie.

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