Dear Dale

Dear Dale,

You have treated my daughter and I with kindness that I would have never expected.  While you were married to my sister, Suz’s, highschool best friend, I had never met you.  Even, your cousin, Joey Keefer, was my friend and neighbor.  Was that confusing?

Joey and I chatted about you and he put in very good words for.  “It’s amazing he’s alive!” he said.  “I remember when we were kids and he was hit by that car.  He turned out to be a great guy.”

I told Joey about meeting you and how you are helping me get settled in.  He said, “That doesn’t surprise me.  Dale’s like that to people he feels close to.”

I am like that with people I care about, and I care about you very much.  You are a brave man not only for wanting to be involved in helping me with life, but wanting to be in my life.  Unfortunately, there is a rather large problem.  I can’t get divorced from John, or at least that is how it feels.  This divorce issue has been dragging my life out for too long.

What I can do, is show my daughter the proper way to build a relationship.  My answer to your question “if you could marry me, would you?” is yes.  I would.  That’s the great news!! 🙂   The bad news is, I actually have to wait until I’m divorced.  So while I’m waiting, and paying my rent, we have time to get to know each other.

Right now honey, you are the sweetest man I ever met and don’t get frustrated when I keep you from helping me even more.  I can do this, but I appreciate your help.  Maybe in less than a year we could move in together, we just have to be patient!

Not “John’s Good Girl” for much longer, (especially if I agree to get that covered up by your tattoo friend)





  1. Thank God for a good man for you. Sooooooo happy for both of you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You are truly one of a kind. I am glad to be in your life and more glad that I am in your heart.You mean the world to me.


    • Dale….who is no longer Anonymous, Thank you and I look forward to everyday of life and having you a part of that. I really didn’t believe I would give anyone I met a chance. LOL Pattie Crider has a boyfriend! LMAO I feel like I’m in school again. Oh wait….I AM in school!
      Love ya,

  3. Anonymous says:

    I could not ask for a better person in my life. as a girlfriend and a are the greatest.

    Love you Baby


  4. Dale Hollinger says:

    You are truly an amazing person who has touched my heart and my life and I am so glad to be included in you and you daughters life.

    Love Dale

  5. Michelle Motter says:


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