February 24, 2011

28 Years/14 Years



1983


Ba had her eye on a really cute guy, and invited him to my cottage to dinner. He knew a predator when he saw one, and he said he would come if he could bring his roommate. I took one look at the roommate, speaking of predators, and the roommate stayed on for 28 years.

14 years ago, my stepfather died. Mother’s money was in trust for him, and it came to me after he died. I no longer qualified for free medical treatment at the VA. The roommate and I married so I could get medical insurance. We happily celebrate two anniversaries.

Such bare bones to describe a passionate love affair that morphed into a delightful friendship. There’d be no other reason to go paint walls in a freezing museum Saturday morning in the rain just to be with him.

2010




Dinner at the Bali Hai, an old local favorite but half empty mid week. Our local paper says the new Chef offers a new menu which brings the Bali Hai into the 21st century and away from the Tiki image. George had a very modern beef roll appetizer then one item off the old menu. He said the beef was better than the entre. I had a carrot ginger soup with a pork tenderloin cooked to perfection served with brussel sprouts in a light soy and bacon based sauce. Crème Brule to share as the city turned to sparkle and lights under a darkening sky.

13 comments:

  1. You look like a happy couple, may you have many anniversaries.

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  2. I wish you many more years of happiness, a heartwarming story for a snowy morning.

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  3. That's sweet.. I wish you two many more hears of happiness together.

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  4. That's a real love story if I ever heard one....

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  5. Congratulations! Friendships turn into the best marriages.

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  6. So sweet I got goose bumps. God bless you both forever.

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  7. What adorable pictures! And I am so excited that you are coming to paint!

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  8. Amazing what lies in wait for us decades ahead!

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  9. Happy anniversaries!!!! What a wonderful love story.

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  10. Congratulations on your 28 years! We have been together 21, although only married for 7....so not sure what is appropriate to count. We count the 21. :)

    You look happy then and happy now, and I am happy for you both.

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  11. You sure do make a sweet and beautiful couple! I loved this post!

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