Saturday, October 06, 2012


Yesterday was my parent's 56th anniversary.

Amazing how time goes. It was only six years ago that we hosted their Golden Anniversary.

I didn't forget their special day, but it did coincide at dinner at my sister's.  So we combined the events.

710 was great enough to pick up a cake to take over.  He was telling me about how they decorated the cake for him:  Happy Anniversary Bob & El.

It made me chuckle.  Kiddingly I said, "so, the cake is from you?"

He looked confused.

I said, "well, the rest of us just call them 'mom & dad'". 

He found it funny too. If my parents noticed, they didn't say a thing. And in reality, all the grand kids call my dad 'Bob'.  It was a lot easier to say for a toddler than "grandpa".

It was low key. Maybe it shouldn't be. 56 years is pretty amazing. Then I started thinking of it, 710 and I have been together half as long as my parents. It's hard to imagine we started seeing each other at their 28th anniversary.

710 is hoping we make it to 56 - I'm not so sure. I mean, I'd love to be with him that long, it is just that I'm not sure I want to live that long. Morbid?  Perhaps.

...and no offense to 710, but the cake wasn't all that good.  If he wants me to stick with him for another quarter century plus, he's got to pick up his game when it comes to selecting dessert.

Song by: Suzanne Vega


Erik Rubright said...

Congratulations to you parental units! That's a long time for anyone to stick it out with another person.

Were the flowers on the cake tasty at least. That's the best part!

Unknown said...

56 years is nothing to sneeze at. It's good to see people who really love each other that can show us why people get married in the first place. I've only been with my husband for 8 years, although we would have gotten married about 6 years ago if it weren't a meaningless piece of paper in our jurisdiction, and I just can't imagine myself happy with anyone else. In any case, here's to you blogging about your and 710's 30th. Any plans?

Ur-spo said...

indeed congratulations; what an ancheivement.

Harpers Keeper said...

56 yrs! That's great. Congrats to them.

Mike said...

Now THAT is funny.

The cake LOOKS delicious -- are you being too critical? I agree with Erik - please pass me the flowers.

don said...

You and 710 have been together more than 20 years? Wow! Say if he has any gay brothers around my age, please toss them over the fence.