StoryCorps Northwest: How We Met

Avery Green and Tim Toerber of Tacoma PHOTO SOURCE: STORYCORPS

Romantic relationships can be difficult to maintain, especially if they’re long distance relationships. Avery Green and Tim Toerber of Tacoma share how they met, and how they manage to keep their relationship going during Tim’s many deployments to Afghanistan. 

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