Dept. of Joy

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:04 pm
kaffyr: The Doctor, his wife, her mother and father (Wedding)
[personal profile] kaffyr
Thirty-Seven Years

Thirty-Seven years ago today, just about now, Bob and I were saying "I do" to each other, in a friend's livingroom.

My mother and brother traveled from Canada to be there. My mother brought me the wedding gown in which she'd married my father. It fit, and I wore it.

Friends came to the wedding; friends made the wedding possible, with livingroom, a sheet cake bought by a friend, a small buffet made by the same wonderful woman who'd lent us her home, and hammer dulcimer music by one of Bob's fellow musicians. A friend married us, and we didn't mention to Mum that he'd been ordained in the back of his cab as a tip. 

Later that evening, carolers knocked on the door, and we invited them in to sing. Bob rubbed the pot roast all over his chest. And we were married. 

It was the best choice I ever made. Better, worse, sick, healthy, always together, and better together. 

I love you, Bob. Thank you for being my husband.

And here: have a ridiculously over-sized picture of us in our long-ago dissolute youth, the same year we traveled to Winnipeg. 
[personal profile] maruad , do you recall the year? 

Congrats

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:22 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: amazed Alanna (hero of Staples/Vaughn SAGA comic) (alanna is amazed)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
MyGuy had those glasses as well, when we got married in 1980.

Old folks represent. (here from Network)

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:09 am (UTC)
sovay: (Lord Peter Wimsey: passion)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Happy thirty-seven!

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:24 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Happy anniversary! Your photo looks like Katie Holmes and a young David Bowie, so congratulations on your excellent faces as well!

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:29 am (UTC)
hamsterwoman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hamsterwoman
Aww at the photo!

And happy anniversary!

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
Great photo.

I was thinking about your visit the other day. I still remember the wonderful harmonies you guys added to the Robert Earl Keen Jr tune I was singing.

I think it was... 1986... my first con was in 1983 (the Baltimore Worldcon). Keycon started in 1984 and I think it was the 3rd Keycon. Was Anne McCaffery the guest of honour? If so then it was 1986.

Date: Friday, 14 December 2018 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
What else to give a girl from the Maritimes?

My timeline was way off but 1991 makes more sense. I don't think I was even playing guitar in 1986, or barely if I was.

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:06 am (UTC)
020104isme: Part of an icon batch by sheliak (Default)
From: [personal profile] 020104isme
Wonderful and happy photo.

Happy anniversary.

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:36 am (UTC)
elisi: (Reader I married him by kathyh)
From: [personal profile] elisi
Aw, look at you! ♥

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 08:43 am (UTC)
thisbluespirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
Aw, congratulations!!

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:11 pm (UTC)
sarren: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sarren
Happy anniversary!

...he rubbed pot roast on his chest?

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 02:38 pm (UTC)
eve11: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eve11
Congrats and here's to 37 more!

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:17 pm (UTC)
nostalgia: missy shows twelve her naked selfies (Default)
From: [personal profile] nostalgia
Hurrah, happy anniversary!

Date: Friday, 14 December 2018 01:33 am (UTC)
time_converges: (Default)
From: [personal profile] time_converges
Happy Anniversary! I love the picture! :D

Date: Friday, 14 December 2018 11:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heliopausa
This is so good to read, and to contemplate. What joy, in all directions, and spilling over into your wonderful progeny. :)

Date: Friday, 14 December 2018 06:26 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Happy dorks)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
Aw to you both!

Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018 08:01 am (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
What a great photo! You both look so HAPPY.

Also, 37 years? Good job, you! Please carry on.

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