My wife, Margaret, and I dated from one Tuesday till that Thursday when we became engaged.   “Lust at first sight!”   Think “the thunderbolt” from THE GODFATHER.   Against the supposed odds, it has lasted almost 44 years.   Two reactions to this quick decision came from:   (1) My Father, a retired Baptist minister.   When I announced the news to him I added, “…Dad, Margaret is Catholic.”    His reply : “I’d rather you’d be Catholic than what you’ve been”   OUCH! And (2) When mentioning the 3-day decision to friend, Harold Wayne Clark, Harold quizzed, “…were you at the beach?”

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