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When was changing your mind a good idea?

Johnson City Press • Oct 13, 2019 at 5:11 PM

Last week, the Press brought you a lighthearted story about maturation and matrimony.

Three men, as college friends, signed a pact denigrating marriage, complete with penalties should they decide to end their “state of bliss known as bachelorhood.” More than 50 years later, all three men have celebrated their golden wedding anniversaries, having been married a few short years after entering into the pact.

Noel Fuller, Fred Boyd and David Smith said the pact was more of a joke and a binding legal contract, but the two who married first paid the pact’s penalty fines for falling off the bachelor wagon.

They each say they don’t regret going back on the pact — of course, wouldn’t you say that with your wife standing right next to you? — and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

The lighthearted affair got us thinking and led us to this week’s question. When in you life have you changed your mind for the better? What caused you to change it, and how has it turned out for the better?

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