in september of 1983, near the beginning of a 2-year break i took between my sophomore and junior years of college, i walked into the lobby of michigan oven company with my drafting portfolio under my arm, ready for a job interview. the receptionist was cute, and i was fairly convinced our flirtation proved my charm (she later told me her only impression was that my suit looked dorky).

flash forward to january 4, 1986: we got married.

yup: 27 years ago today, i felt my knees buckle when jeannie appeared at the back of the aisle. she still makes my knees buckle. and i love her more than my 22-year-old self knew was possible.

here’s jeannie and me, looking very young, while visiting universal studios in california, in the summer of 1985.

marko and jeannie.1985

10 thoughts on “jeannieo”

  1. No one, in the history of the world, has ever, and I mean ever, looked more 80’s than the two of you here.

  2. Shawn M. Shoup, What are you talking about? Jeannie doesn’t look like Ashton Kutcher.

    Mark…you are an example to me in so many ways, and one of them is the consistency in the way you publicly affirm your family.

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