Love columnist Kellie Patrick Gates writes from the Montgomery County home she shares with her extraordinary husband, a formerly stray cat and an adopted greyhound.
Born and raised in Elk County, Gates previously was an award-winning news reporter for The Inquirer and other newspapers in Pennsylvania, New York and Florida.
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February 15, 2014, in Cape May Court House
Hello there Kate was getting ready for a Fourth of July 2010 barbecue when her friend Melissa, who was going with her, asked if she could bring her friend Bettner. Sure, Kate said. This was a come-one, come-all kind of summer shindig.
January 18, 2014, in Mullica Hill, N.J.
Hello there Joe missed passing junior-year geometry by a single point. He had enough credits to graduate from Kingsway Regional High School without that class, but that wasn't good enough for his parents. And so in 2005, his senior year, Joe took a seat in the same class a second time. And Amanda took the seat in front of him.