Thursday, May 29, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Us

It's been a fast 22 years.

This photo was taken in 1987, after we'd been married about a year. We were in our mid-thirties, trim and fit, poor as dirt and happy as larks. We had a new baby to add to my four sons by my first marriage, and we had stopped at my parents' home on the first vacation I'd ever had.

Here we are in a photo taken last October.

No longer young, fit and trim--but no longer poor as dirt either, and still happy as larks.

And still living in the same place, watching grandchildren grow up and the gardens mature (grandkids will mature one day too!).

Happy Anniversary, Larry. It's been an amazing 22 years, and I would not have missed a minute of it.

True Love

Age is hard on skin and bones
but marriage is sweeter as we grow older.

You know what spoon I like for my cereal,
which coffee mug is my favorite,
that I do not like to eat meat with a salad fork.
You know how many times I will turn off the alarm
before I get out of bed.

I know just how to rub your back,
soothe your moods and aches and pains,
and how strong to make your coffee.
I know when Vietnam haunts your nights,
and that you like it when I stroke your face.

No one has to tell old married people
What love is all about.


Robbyn said...

Beautiful :) :) Happy Anniversary, you two!!

MK Stover said...

"No one has to tell old married people what love is all about."

There are benefits, aren't there?
Thanks for putting it into words.

Anonymous said...

22 years. And I remember when I met Larry over a tall glass of Rocky Top Root Beer....

Still like rooot beer, too.


earth heart said...

Beautiful...Happy Anniversary! Nope, no one has to tell old married people what love is all about.

bluemountainmama said...

that is toooo sweet. happy anniversary! it's heartening to know that sometimes life offers second chances.

Tim said...

Congratulations to you both!

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo, how young you both look! Happy Day to both of you,

Tipper said...

Congrats to you both!! Such a sweet post.

City Mouse said...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary! Both those photos are absolutely wonderful! The recent pic is really gorgeous. You can just tell sweet, down to Earth people when you see 'em, can't you?! Happiest of Anniversaries!

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Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the story and the joy! What a glorious life!


Happy Anniversary! Lovely post! Glad to know you two happy larks.

Terry Thornton said...

Congratulations! What a lovely tribute to love --- may your life continue to be surrounded by it.

Granny Sue said...

Thank you all. Your comments are a gift to us both. The road isn't always smooth, but it's always interesting.

Aaron, Larry remembers that root beer too. He came here with pop and Little Debbie cakes and instantly won over 4 boys with large appetites!

Kate Dudding said...

Happy Anniversary, Granny Sue and Larry!!!

The poem was filled with so many truths too.


Granny Sue said...

Thank you, Kate!

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