You Know What Day It Is, Right?

Oh, come on. If you’ve been a follower of this blog for more than a year, you know I have set aside certain days to talk about something other than politics. Because being a one-trick pony gets to be old rather quickly. And while it’s relatively easy to come up with topics with a buffoon in the White House that doesn’t know where he’s at half the time, and is lying to the American people the other half, sometimes, it’s nice just to step away and talk about something positive.

And that’s what I’m doing today.

See, it was 43 years ago today, in a wintry town in southeastern Michigan that two kids from Ohio University were joined in holy matrimony. Why did they go from southeast Ohio to southeast Michigan for the event? Well, that’s where I was from. And on this day, way back then, the most beautiful woman in the world agreed to be my wife. We’ve been together ever since.

We chose December 3rd because it was my Grandmother’s birthday and her anniversary. We wanted to carry on the tradition. And it was a nice, small intimate celebration. The president of the college up the street from the house I grew up in officiated the ceremony. Her family and my family were there and we ended up going back to my old house for a “reception” afterwards. Then, because both of us were working, we drove back to Athens because we had to be at work the next day.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 43 years. I cannot imagine going through life on this blue marble with anyone but her by my side. She has been my rock, my companion, my best friend, my lobster. Oh, we have fought, but not that often. Maybe once every few years. And we’ve gotten to know each other so well we can both have conversations with the other person and answer for them regardless what the topic is.

To say that our lives turned out exactly like we planned wouldn’t be true. I think it’s turned out better. We’ve been able to tour this country and play golf in every state. We’ve been blessed to have two wonderful kids, and they’ve gotten married to terrific people and have two wonderful kids each. We get to see them way too infrequently, but cherish the time we do. And now, we have the freedom, and the wherewithal to come and go as we please, and do what we want within reason.

So, today, I say, Happy Anniversary to the one person on this planet that knows me better than anyone else! I love you honey! Always have…always will!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

10 thoughts on “You Know What Day It Is, Right?

    1. BTW – We are abut the same age, eh.
      I’m on fire this morning. I stopped taking antihistamines. My brain is clear and so is the snot dripping from my nose because of my allergies.

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    2. Well, I like it! And yes, congratulations are indeed in order. Most of the people that knew us back then said it wouldn’t last 6 months. I used to work with a guy who would introduce his wife as my first of three wives. He spent a lot of time sleeping on the couch I assume!

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    1. Thanks, other than the two of us getting over rather severe colds, and like Biden, my grandson gave me mine…we’re doing well. Had to self isolate for the past three days because my Mom had been exposed to a guy that tested positive for COVID…and so did my wife. But so far, we’re all negative! Yippee!!!

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