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Child from previous marriage brings couple closer

Stephen Pearlman was a teller at a Citibank where Mark Towns was a frequent customer.

Whenever Towns came in, Pearlman would try to time it so that he could be his teller.

They flirted and eventually went on a first date.

That's when Pearlman shared a part of his past.

He had been married to a woman and had a six-year-old daughter.

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. These excerpts, edited by WBEZ, present some of our favorites from the current visit, as well as from previous trips.

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