February 8, 2015

Still Together...





On and off this month, I’ll share some of my collection of G and M pictures.  Since I live with a camera in my hand most of the time, I have lots of us pictures.

We met in 1983, and I confess that I am 12 years older than he.  G was sober, and I was certainly not.  Twelve years later, after my stepfather died and I no longer qualified for free medical care, we married.  Sometimes the most sideways of reasons for something still work even after 32 years.

Top: There we were in the tiny OB cottage.  Grandma’s bookcase is crowded two deep in science fiction, my cat-scratched journals, and mysteries, and George is sitting in Gimpa’s Morris chair.  Middle:  1986: Wedding day at the big house after everyone was gone.  Our shoes are off.  Bottom: 1986: Vegas:  We had a new truck, so we drove to Vegas for our honeymoon.  I'd never been.  G won enough to pay for the honeymoon.  It snowed, by the way, and we ended up sharing a small cab with all our luggage.  As soon as we got home, we bought a lid for the bed of the truck.

Life has never been the same.


  • Himself:  WW weigh in , and we both gained a bit.  He went to the museum, we ate, and we curled up with “West Wing.”  It seems just like today’s politics.
  • Herself:  I only gained .4.  Not bad.  Old friend from HS’s husband died.  I introduced them 52 years ago.  Got the dishes done and the bed made.  The bad was that my forgettery really worked well this day.  I planned a route to go shoot at Great Curves, and not only did I go a different direction and have to back track but forgot my camera.  I was appalled and went home to hibernate with a good mystery.
  • Reading:  Just finished “River of Blood,” a Monk mystery.
  • Balance: 
  • Talking about it to G, writing about it, and letting it go.  The worry of forgetting things remains.

    9 comments:

    1. Cute photos. I should do the same with my he and me photos.

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    2. These photos really tell such a magnificent story. You both are well matched and look so happy. Who took the post wedding photo? I was going to ask who owned all those books and if G was a bookworm, but your answered my question.

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    3. Love the photos of the two of you...You make a good pair.

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    4. I forget, then I remember. I am really good at remembering actors names, if I liked them, and sometimes if I didn't like them. Surely there is a role for that?

      Congratulations. We will be married 33 years in either July or August. I always ask David if he can remember. BTW, he resumed his Sunday meeting. Got him down because as he puts it...they're all young.

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    5. Loved looking at these photos. 32 years. Wonderful.

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    6. So cool to see the two of you through the years. Your longevity is something many of us only dream about.

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    7. There is a common factor in the photos : you are on his right hand and there is a feeling of togetherness. Treasure it.

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    8. Lovely post....my daughter is currently engaged to a man 12 years younger...nice to know it just might work out!

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