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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? 

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flowsoffire
Dec. 15th, 2018 05:27 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary!!!! <333
kaffyr
Dec. 15th, 2018 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
scripsi
Dec. 15th, 2018 09:09 am (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!
kaffyr
Dec. 15th, 2018 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
namarie24
Dec. 16th, 2018 02:37 pm (UTC)
Belated happy anniversary!

And aw, that's a very sweet picture.
kaffyr
Dec. 16th, 2018 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks - good wishes are great no matter when they arrive.

The picture was taken back in 1991, when we were guests of honor at a small Canadian SF convention, and they needed one for the program book. We weren't sure if they'd like it, but we sure did, and we kept it all these years.
eaweek
Dec. 17th, 2018 04:32 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You're so lucky you found one another, and it sounds like your wedding was hilarious and just perfect. Your husband looks oddly like Andy Warhol in that photo. : )
kaffyr
Dec. 17th, 2018 05:14 pm (UTC)
We are lucky - and we also say that somewhere on Earth there are two other people very lucky that we didn't find them.

Young BB has been compared to Warhol before; he's also been compared to John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful, and to John Lennon. The oddest was someone over on the Dreamwidth version of this post saying that he was reminiscent of a young David Bowie.
eaweek
Dec. 18th, 2018 04:48 pm (UTC)
He does resemble young Bowie a bit--if Bowie had been dressing up as Andy Warhol. : )
kaffyr
Dec. 18th, 2018 08:42 pm (UTC)
Heh - yeah, he's far more Warhol than Bowie.
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