Saturday, October 06, 2012
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