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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October 6, 2012, in Philadelphia
When Lauren, 29, began law school at the University of Pennsylvania in fall 2005, she thought she had a pretty good idea where life was taking her: She'd marry a Jewish guy and they'd settle in Philadelphia, or possibly New York.
October 14, 2012, in Cherry Hill
Ebony was filling out an application to work at a collection agency in March 2002 when a man walked by on his way to the cafeteria. That was Larry, who already worked in the payment department.