Never Too Late to Say ‘I Do’

first_imgNo matter how old you are, like Mr. & Mrs. James Doe, or how long you’ve been dating the father of your children and watching their children grow until you have become a great grandparent, there is always a chance that that reluctant lover will one day say ‘I do.’An intriguing love story has inspired us at LIB Life to tell its narrative. It is about a couple who has been together for 40 years, gave birth to seven children and finally ending up with 16 grandchildren and one great grand – a Brady Bunch sized family that went through most of their life living ‘legally’ as a couple, but without the wedding rings to match.In Liberia, it is somewhat unthinkable to ask a couple who has spent almost their entire lives together if they are legally married, especially when everyone calls their serious boyfriend and girlfriend ‘my husband’ and ‘my wife.’ It’s hard to figure out whether they are telling the truth, or not.Mrs. Lucia L. MorWaker and Pa Pa James Weah Doe (as he is affectionately called) married recently at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Peal, where he works. Pa Pa James was once the caregiver of the late William Thomas, uncle of Mrs. Emily Guegbeh Peal. The two newlyweds have been together for 40 years, prior to tying the knot!During the wedding, there were scenes of exceeding joy across the table as the Mombo and Tarloh families extended their thanks and appreciation for all the services Pa Pa had rendered the late Uncle William. Long overdue in a formal sense, Mr. & Mrs. James Doe extended their appreciation to Amb. & Mrs. Dew Tuan Wleh Mayson, Captain Samuel Mayson, Dr. & Mrs. Robert Mayson, the Mombo and Tarloh families and the Weah Doe children for a grand and splendid wedding.Meanwhile, the question is, why did they waited so long to tie the knot? Though our reporter was unable to ask the couple directly, in Liberia there is a tendency for couples to invest years, even decades in a relationship without getting married.Just because a man and a woman plays house for many years, that does not mean they’ll get married or even stay faithful to one another during those years. In most cases, a few men who were asked why they spent so many years with the same women, but didn’t marry them said that their decision not to marry was based on their income.“I need money to marry. First there is the wedding fee, buying the food and drinks and making sure my wife looks good that day. After that, I can’t take her to the same place we have been living before we got married; therefore, I have to have money to be able to move my family to a better place.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgJim McGuinness is on the verge of committing himself to another season as Donegal manager after he met with his players behind closed doors at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny today.Jim McGuinness – received full backing of panel at secret meeting last night.The All-Ireland winning manager was told that he has the full support of his squad if he decides to stay on.Some of the players even revealed they would walk away if McGuinness decides to quit. The Glenties man, who has already received the backing of the Donegal County Board, is now expected to remain on as manager.A perfectly-placed source told Donegal Daily that support for McGuinness was unanimous amongst the panel.“Jim wanted to find out if there was any reservations amongst the panel about him staying on.“But he received unanimous support from the team down to the last man. “The overall message from the players is that they want to win Ulster again and go on and win another All-Ireland,” said the source.Many thought McGuinness may walk away from his post and concentrate on his role with Celtic FC.But it is understood he has spoken with Celtic manager Neil Lennon who also gave him the go-ahead to remain on as Donegal boss for another year.It is also believed McGuinness did not like the manner of the defeat by Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter final and by how many pundits have dismissed the team as a one season wonder.The County Board has an executive meeting on Monday evening. Sources say they expect McGuinness to honour is four-year agreement and to continue to manage Donegal.Jim is not expected to attend that meeting.McGUINNESS GETS FULL BACKING OF PLAYERS AFTER MEETING TO DISCUSS FUTURE was last modified: August 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Jim McGuinnessmeetingplayerssupportlast_img read more