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Friday, June 17, 2016

44th Wedding Anniversary

(For politics, please scroll down)

According to this web page, as of today at 3:20 P.M., Mr. AOW and I have been married for 16,060 days or 385,440 hours or 23,126,400 minutes which is over 1,387 million seconds...have by now shared about 35,000 meals together which equates to approximately 2 years, 4 months of continuous eating!

We are skipping an anniversary dinner tonight. I'm not feeling well enough to go out right now.  Last night, however, a former student brought us dinner, so we have celebrated after a fashion.




    Happy Anniversary, my good neighbors,
    A couple with a conscience and a heart.
    Put down your burdens; cease all heavy labors;
    Put up your feet. The party soon will start.
    You’ve earned a break, a restful change of pace.
    Before you pleasing prospects should expand.
    It’s time to smell the flowers, leave the race,
    Relax, enjoy the wonders close at hand.
    Try an unashamed pursuit of pleasure.
    Hope you’ll get what you have long deserved ––
    Delight and deep contentment beyond measure
    After all the years you both have served.
    You mustn’t feel you need to act your age.
    TO YOUR MARRIAGE now, we dedicate this page.

    ~ FreeThinke - June 17, 2011

    Illness much like war is truly hell
    So, hurry past the pain, and please get well.

    ~ FT

    1. Thank you, FT!

      The surgical center called a few minutes ago. No more Tramadol until after Wednesday's surgery! It's going to be hell on wheels here for the next 5-6 days!

    2. Well, we must keep a clear and hopeful vision of how much better things are bound to be once you get past this dreadful ordeal.

      I'm sure lots of prayers and good thoughts will be coming your way from your many friends and admirers –– including me. ;-)

      I do hope you'll be able to get some help in the house while this is going on. You shouldn't have to cope with the duties of getting meals and providing aid and comfort to Mr. AOW and the pussycats at a time like this.

      Rx: Try to stay away from the news, etc. Concentrate more on good music, and books dealing with travel, romance, adventure, biography, etc. -- in short anything but politics. ;-)

    3. I wish that I could concentrate long enough to read a book. Audio books are doable, though.


    I've been with the same lady now since 1961 . . . can't seem to shake her. Bottom line, of course, is that she's the best thing I could have done for my children.


    Now . . . lemme see if this will post:

  3. Congratulations! And prayers for your speedy recovery. May the LORD Jesus bless and keep you. Please let us know your status when convenient. ~:)

  4. Congratulations! They say the first 44 are the hardest!
    Here's wishing you many, many more!

  5. Love ya both! Have as good a day as possible...get through all the medical stuff...then go light the town up!


  6. Congratulations! I'm glad someone brought you a meal to help make the day special.

    I've been out. Just catching up on your situation. Tramadol is heavy duty stuff. Sorry you've needed that for the pain. Glad you've been diagnosed. Prayers for the surgery and coming weeks.

    1. Baysider,
      This is going to be a difficult summer:

      1. This kidney thing.
      2. Primary care doctor retiring.
      3. Ophthalmic surgeon retiring -- got that news today.
      4. Having to do research on Medigap insurance.
      5. Elderly cat with chronic renal failure. Mysti turns 17 years old in a few days.

      Mr. AOW and I use the same primary care doctor and the same ophthalmic surgeon.

      And no swimming pool allowed for the first time in 33 years.

      It's all so overwhelming!

      But today was good. Mr. AOW and I are grateful to have each other.

  7. OMG, my poor cat tangling with a raccoon 2 weeks ago PALES in comparison. As an aside, in that process I learned that raccoons are a FEDERALLY PROTECTED SPECIES. Even very aggressive ones that are defending my yard against ME. Wouldn't let Mr. B back on the property until I came out with a light and a BIG stick. You have to have a 'professional' trapper (we did - $225), and he has to have a "good" reason to trap, like proof of property damage. I told them I could present a $1,000 vet bill -- un-uh. Don't care about your pets. Or your tenants. The trapper took the money and did the job anyway.

    Best to YOU, my friend, in connecting with suitable doctors. That's quite hard now. More prayers.

    1. Baysider,
      When were raccoons designated as a protected species?

      Around here, the last that I heard, any trapped raccoons are dispatched forthwith. The rabies risk!

    2. That's what the Santa Monica police dept. told me. I asked the same question. Maybe it was 8 years ago??

  8. Congratulations my friends.
    May God see you through the trials and tribulations in the future as He has so far,

  9. Congratulations and MANY more.

  10. ...a belated CONGRATULATIONS! The Mrs and I are 12 days shy of 37 years. :)

  11. ...a belated CONGRATULATIONS! The Mrs and I are 12 days shy of 37 years. :)

  12. Rx for a Successful Marriage from OGDEN NASH:

    To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.

    ~ Ogden Nash

Don't tempt the poet(s) laureate

    To give you any more of it.

    They might fill up the page 

    Till we die of old age,

    Thus making a bore or a chore of it!


~ Rhymesters Anonymous


    Some love's like fire
Some gathers dust,

    But the best –– 
And the greatest –– love

    Endures like iron 
till it becomes rust.

    ~ Lauriette Poetica


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