Thoughts, Stories, and Bits of Wisdom
For all my friends and family who are reading this, yes she knows I’ve written this and her first comment was that she thought I was being generous on the 37! Nice!
Anyway, yes, today is our anniversary and yes, we’ve been married 42 years. I quite honestly have no idea where the time went. It seems like only a short time ago that I swung my legs off the cot in the room I was sharing with my parents before the wedding, stepped right on the bridge of my glasses that I had “carefully” put out of harm’s way, broke them in half, and let out a string of epithets that my mother had never heard me say.
My folks both laughed like crazy. Not at the fact that I broke my glasses but at the apparent ease with which I strung together a significant number of curse words that made complete sense in a contextual way. In case you’re wondering, I borrowed my brother’s glasses for the church service and a good old friend “repaired” my glasses so that I could at least use them. I was a sight to behold.
We had moved the wedding day up by several months and one of my father-in-law’s friends asked if L was pregnant as that was what people were thinking. Sorry buddy, but if you’re still waiting, the time is long past.
I wish that I could be like some people interviewed on TV when asked, “And what do you attribute to your long years of marriage” and they reply “We just love each other” or something equally smarmy. While that may be true, I don’t think it is total truth. As I said in my post about my friend David and his son, he was loved “most of the time” and I think that applies to marriage too.
So what lessons have we/I learned in these 42 years you may ask?
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