No, nothing big is happening today but It did on this date 26 years ago. Today is our wedding anniversary and we have beaten the odds by making it this long. When my wife says something like that I usually joke and say; “Day aint over yet” (a line from City Slickers) But to tell the truth, things are going really good for us. We have a lot in common and we both have similar goals in life and that is really important. If I could give one piece of advice to a couple starting out, it would be to sit down and talk about what you want out of life. So let me tell you a little about how we got started as a couple.
We met on the Air force base at the club. It was in October and neither of us went there very often but somehow we both ended up there that night. She was with some really wild friends which I have to admit almost scared me away when I first asked her to dance. I was always a sucker for blue eyes and long hair and she has both and was also a great dancer. I remember we danced to Rick James’ Super freak. I still like that song. At the end of the night I asked her for her phone number and she gave it to me but I thought in the back of my mind that it probably wasn’t her real number.
A few days went by and I got up the nerve to call her to ask her out. It was a really cold day in October. Her grandmother, (Nana) answered the phone and told me that she was “out in the marsh with her mother pushing the boat out to the water.” She then said “hold on, I will get her”. First off, I couldn’t imagine a couple of women pushing a boat in the mud and secondly not imagine them doing it on a cold day like this. When she came to the phone, she was a little ticked off to say the least because she wanted to go out in the boat and I was interrupting. I sheepishly asked her if she wanted to go out on Friday but she said she was busy. There was a big pause and I almost died. Then she said, “how about Saturday” and I agreed. Whew that was a close one because if she hadn’t suggested another day, I would have thought it was the big brush off and never called her again. (she will probably read this and say, darn that’s all I had to do, haha). And the rest is history.
So Happy Anniversary Honey. We are over half way to that 50 year mark and usually you get thrown a big party for that one. At least I hope someone throws us one. Hint Hint
Have a Great Anniversary Day,