Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Silver Anniversary!

Yesterday, June 15, was a special day: my and Keith's Silver Wedding Anniversary. Yes--25 years of marriage! We spent the day together, attending the San Diego County Fair and then having dinner at the Brigantine Del Mar. We enjoyed the Fair very much--attending it has always been one of our favorite things to do, but we haven't gone just the two of us for five years or so. It would have been nicer to walk hand-in-hand, but my electric chair makes holding hands a bit problematic. Our favorite parts are Fine Arts, Crafts (especially quilts), Designs in Wood, the Bing Crosby Hall and other vendor halls, and the Gardens. It's fun to discuss the paintings and the crafts--what we like and what we don't. And we had to share the traditional funnel cake, of course.

Dinner at the Brigantine was lovely. We had a view of the fairgrounds, and I very much enjoyed my Scallops Del Mar with a glass of Pinot Grigio while Keith tried a variety of fried fish, scallops, and shrimp.

This week's Carry on Tuesday prompt fit perfectly with the theme of our silver anniversary, a quote from William Butler Yeats, so I write this to my Sweetie, Keith....

Our Silver Anniversary
"When you are old and grey,"
hold my hand long,
kiss me the way that
.....makes me want more,
take me on a quiet walk
.....under greening leaves,
smile at me with loving blue eyes,
whisper love as you touch my hair,
hold me in your arms so I can
.....bury my nose in your neck,
.....inhaling your scent,
slow dance with me--
.....just this once,
.....dotting each turn with a kiss
as we celebrate 25 years today,
and 25 more so soon time melts into a blur--
25 and 25 more, and, I hope,
.....even 25 more.

I love you, my Sweetheart!


sarah said...

congratulations on your wonderful long-lasting love! it is a poem in itself :-)

Susanne Barrett said...

Thanks, Sarah. Far from my best work, but it's birthed soul-deep. I love my man! He's the most unselfish being I know.

gs batty said...

CONGRATS on 25, may the next 25 be just as good


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