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Happy 26th to Our Agents- Mark and Patricia

Happy 26th to Our Agents- Mark and Patricia

That is a picture of me and Patricia talking a walk recently. It has been 26 wonderful years as husband and wife. Surprising?!? Many people that knew us when we met might think so . And some today are surprised that we are celebrating this milestone. We aren’t.

Patricia and I met in Morristown, NJ when we were loaned to AT&T by our operating companies to work on divesting the Bell System. We worked in different areas and had been in New Jersey for several weeks already. We got to visit home, New Orleans in my case, and Dayton/Fairborn in Patricia’s case, at least once a month.
On one of my trips home, a colleague, Martha Vinot, told me that her group would be moving to the building where my group worked and that her manager was someone I should meet. That happened the next Monday morning and Martha was right! Patricia was someone I should meet! Our temporary assignments went on for months and eventually turned into permanent jobs with AT&T. Our friendship turned into love and we were married on March 9 at the Madison Hotel in Convent Station, NJ, 26 years ago today.
We have had an interesting walk together over the years. Patricia and I determined from the beginning that we were committed to each other, and the work that we would need to do to keep walking together. I often reflect on something I heard a long time ago. A beautiful pearl is produced when some irritant enters the shell of a pearl and the pearl continuously covers the irritant with something that makes it smooth and less irritating to the oyster resulting in a beautiful pearl. We have been working on a pearl of our own for 26 years. And since no two pearls are alike, any married couple can produce their own.
I owe Martha Vinot a debt of gratitude for introducing me to Patricia. She has no idea how that one generous act has made my life so complete! And to Patricia, thank you for being my wife making a pearl out of me!


  • March 11, 2010 at 11:13 am · Reply

    Awe, happy anniversary to 2 of my favorite folks. This made me a bit teary eyed. Cheers!

  • Richard Rolls
    July 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm · Reply

    Happy Anniversary!
    Jan and I have been married 33 years, as of June 18. We have 2 wonderful sons, both entering college at the same time. This does not change their wonderfulness, just changes our bottom line in regards to our dream of living on the beach, in a non-literal fashion. I was in the Air Force at Myrtle Beach, SC where I learned to love the ocean, and the energy in a ocean front town. Could you send any information regarding listings where we could see, or hear, or both, the ocean? Interested in living somewhere along the SC coast from Charleston north into North Myrtle Beach? I have noticed that foreclosure condo’s have so far, been in a possible affordable range for us. I feel bad though, as I do not want to benefit from another person’s troubles. Hoping I win the lotto instead.
    Anyway, thank you very much.
    Richard Rolls,

    • Mark Fuchs
      July 14, 2010 at 8:45 am · Reply

      Richard, sorry for the delay in getting back to you…I took some time off. Thanks for the insight about your family. Having 2 sons in college at the same time will stain the bottom line!
      Please go to my url On it you will find a link to my FREE Market Snapshot. If you complete the requested information for any of the areas in the Charleton Trident MLS, you will get specific information on what the market is doing and what is available. This is a FREE service and provides the most advanced research on your specific requests for as many areas as you want.

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