Yes, nineteen years! Our wedding day was so incredibly hot that we nearly all melted at the church, even though it was still before noon! When we left for our honeymoon the next day, the car began overheating in the line to cross the bridge in Sarnia and kept it up all the way to the Grand Canyon. At one gas station in Nebraska, the proprietor suggested that we “point ‘er into the wind” occasionally, and lift the hood. We followed his advice, and reached our destination without incident. It all seemsso long ago, and as if it happned yesterday. Timeless, like our relationship.
Our day has been fun for the most part. It began with a visit to Doug’s doctor, which took far longer than normal because the doc seemed to have encountered a large number of urgent matters he had to arrange for his patients. Waiting in the doctor’s office is never fun. The day got better after we left there and headed off to the first meal of our day-long celebration; we returned to the site of our first date. It is a small Chinese restaurant that serves Dim Sum all day, still going after the nearly 25 years we have been regulars. We had a lovely lunch and received a beautiful gift from the owner, something totally unexpected.
Gift from Tak Sun Restaurant
And here’s my gift from Doug:
Anniversary Gift, 2014
Following a nap and a cup of tea, we were off for our second ceebration meal at the Keg. There was a bit (!) Of a thunderstorm just before we left, and it rained all the way there, but what’s a rain shower matter on a night like this. We had a wonderful dinner – steak, of course – and a free dessert because the server forgot to ask us if we wanted any and she felt guilty about it. Nice way to finish the day.
My fortune cookie at lunch offered the following wisdom:
We should all be so smart!!
Goodnight all. Remember once more the importance of relationships in your life. Take the time right now to tell someone you care, that you value them for who they are not how they look, for what they give to you. Then give someone a hug.
PS… About the pictures; I guess I should use more but I tend to forget to insert them, or sometimes even to take them! This last one is for Peter, taken from our hotel room in Burlington on Saturday night.
Super moon, Burlington ON, August 9, 2014