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This is about the love story of Richard and Margaret Rosenkoetter. It recounts their early childhood, meeting, courtship, and marriage; their children, relatives, friends, acquaintances and occasional stranger, some trials and triumphs. This was a relationship that lasted sixty-five years, plus three months and three days. Richard was born January 13,1921 at home on1808 State Street in Quincy, Illinois. His parents had moved into town from the farm the previous year; he resided in that home until a short time after his marriage to Margaret. He had one sister, Anna, who was three years older. His parents, Henry Lewis Rosenkoetter, was born June 24,1886 and died, August 18, 1948 and Hattie (Weed) Rosenkoetter, born August 3, 1891 and died June 8, 1958. Hattie, a lovely and proper lady of English descent, was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois, living at 1808 State Street in Quincy. She gave birth to two children and was a homemaker, up until the time of her death at age 66. Richard's father was a wonderful and well-respected gentleman of German descent. He was a farmer until moving his wife and young daughter into the home at 1808 State Street, in Quincy. For the greater part of his remaining years he had a good job working for Prairie Farms Dairy until the time of his last illness, passing away at their home on 1808 State, at age 62.