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Only In Print: A Sign of Love

Josephine Beckmann said even after 31 years of marriage to John Beckmann, every day is a wonderful journey. (Photo: Annemarie Beckmann)

John Beckmann and his fiancée Josephine Colombo made many financial sacrifices — working overtime at their jobs, making home cooked meals instead of eating out in restaurants, and forgoing trips to the movies for months — to save up enough money to buy their wedding bands.

When the day came when they had finally put away enough, they excitedly went to a jewelry store on Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan to pick out their bands. “It was important to us,” John explained. “It symbolized our commitment to each other and to our Catholic faith.”

That was 31 years ago. The Beckmanns, who…

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