Monday, June 13, 2011

Twenty years flies by

*June 9 posting

Wow! Twenty years. TWENTY YEARS!!!! I have been married for 20 years as of yesterday. That sounds crazy. Tonight my husband and I went out for a nice dinner at a steakhouse nearby. It's nice that we still laugh together and enjoy eachother's company after all these years.

Years ago, we had it planned out -- that we'd take a big trip or have a big party to celebrate our big anniversaries. My husband worked with a man named Andy around the time when we got married. We attended Andy and Fran's wedding anniversary party. I think it was their 50th. Might have even been their 60th.

They went all out. She was decked out in a beautiful dress, holding a large bouquet. He was in a snazzy suit. Their children and grandchildren were dressed up as the wedding party -- in pale blue gowns and matching cumberbuns on the men. They renewed vows in a church ceremony and had a big reception that evening with lots of food and lots of polka music. It was a blast. They did it every 10 years to celebrate their anniversary. My husband used to say he wanted to do the same. But, life happens and getting glasses for the kids and paying the utility bills and car repairs takes precedence over a party. Maybe when we hit 25 years. We'll see.

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