Stories: Who We Have Lost

My Knight

Who did you lose to Covid 19? Raymond Harper

Our story began on a cold night in Toms River in 1992. I was a member of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronisms) and I heard that one of the households held fighter practice on Wednesday night at the Bus Parking Lot downtown so I decided to go with a friend. There was a guy there with his foot in a cast, chatting away with a group. He was tall, had brown hair but when he looked at me, I saw the most beautiful set of blue eyes. I was hooked. He smiled at me and I walked over to talk to him. He was charming but there was something about him that made me feel incredible. It took another year before we would share our first kiss at Lakewood Renaissance Fair and another five years before we got married in 1998. I will always remember his eyes because they would twinkle when he laughed and I could get lost in them easily. He was my soulmate and a true knight in shining armor. Now he wears the armor of angels in heaven but I know he is watching over our family; always vigilant and protective. Rest in Peace, my love.

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