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Column: Out with the old, in with the new name

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The feminist in me would be so mad at the rest of me, if the rest of me didn’t feel so darn good right now.

A few short weeks ago, I was walking down the sandy aisle of a beach in Costa Rica to say my “I do’s” to the love of my life, Dan. It was the best day of my life, and I felt like the luckiest gal in the world. I still do.


Everything was perfect. There was just one thing that I had to get comfortable with before the big day – my name.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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