A Short Video on Love: Featuring Max and Paula Sommers

This afternoon, Rita and I are doing a short lecture for the University of Montana Honors College course (HONR 391) titled “Love.” Dr. Timothy Nichols, Dean of the Honors College is teaching the course. They’ve covered a ton of very cool stuff (academic speak here) and Rita and I are getting a chance to throw 2 of our cents in.

While putting together the powerpoints, I also discovered and captured a 4 minute video of my parents talking about love and their relationship. The video was produced on Valentine’s Day of 2008 by Regence Blue Shield of Oregon. I contacted them and they said, of course, I could share the video . . . so, here it is:

27 thoughts on “A Short Video on Love: Featuring Max and Paula Sommers”

  1. Thank you beyond words for sharing this with us! I’m speechless. Being divorced and with a few broken engagements this just reinforces my ultimate belief in love and beautiful companionship.

    You made my day:)

    Julie Jennings

    On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 11:21 AM John Sommers-Flanagan wrote:

    > johnsommersflanagan posted: ” This afternoon, Rita and I are doing a short > lecture for the University of Montana Honors College course (HONR 391) > titled “Love.” Dr. Timothy Nichols, Dean of the Honors College is teaching > the course. They’ve covered a ton of very cool stuff (acade” >

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story from your parents. They have a very deep understanding of love. You and your sister were blessed to have them.

  3. John, I can see why you are YOU. Your parents are delightful, generous, funny, modest and graceful. What a lovely video and what a beautiful love story!

  4. How loving and sweet! What a precious gift their marriage is! Just lovely, John! I can see you in both of them.

  5. Awww That was the sweetest thing! What a gift to have their voices and mannerisms while speaking of their love saved forever. They made very wise points.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a beautiful, sweet video -it brought tears to my eyes and a deep sense of joy.
    BTW: I’m a grad student at Monmouth U and had the Sommers-Flanagan team for two classes all semester. So the two of you are just as special too. Thank you. K2

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