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With me they got great cooking, a settled home, and a bonding of souls who had so many common interests," not the least of which was rock and roll.

Whether this kind of romance leads to a happy marriage, of course, may depend on luck or destiny.

One of her students and team teachers was the man who later became her husband and the father of her children.

However, neither of them saw it coming for a long time.

It wasn't that we weren't attracted to each other, but we weren't thinking about that.

To Stanton's dismay, her husband seemed threatened by her intelligence and high spirits, as well as her singing career.

They taught me a lot about being comfortable with who I was." Now a jewelry designer in Las Vegas, the 63-year-old Stanton recalls, "I swore I'd never stick with a man who hadn't grown up with the feminist revolution.

I liked men who appreciated my talent and my brain," and didn't insist that she be skinny. Since then she has had several lengthy relationships -- including another marriage -- to men between seven and 17 years younger.

Stanton recalls a relationship with one young man she still calls the love of her life.

"I learned to cook with him, because he ate everything, even my mistakes, with great gusto and appreciation," she says. Sometimes we'd sit in front of the fireplace singing country-western songs at the top of our voices.

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