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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It Was 30 Years Ago Today...


We were a coupla crazy kids. It was in his mother's backyard. I had flowers in my hair. We were extremely happy (and so young.) In some ways it does "seem like only yesterday," and in other ways it does seem like a long long time ago. A lot of water under the bridge.

Thirty years has taught me to go pick out my own flowers. I got these peachy keen ones at the local florist shop. The florist told me that he had a woman in his shop the other day picking out flowers for her 70th anniversary. I really can't imagine that one.




83 in Cat Years...



I can't believe our "baby" is 17! She looks so tiny in the first photo where she is all curled up. She looks small because she has lost a lot of weight. She sort of stopped eating. I took her in to the vets and they did some tests and figured out that she has cancer. (This has been one of those "for worse..." parts.) We got her on some meds and she's perked up quite a bit and her appetite is back. We'll be able to buy her some time, but who knows how long? This afternoon she was in the backyard trying to hunt down varmints in the tall grass. We are grateful for the reprieve.

We postponed our anniversary trip to Santa Fe. So we're celebrating at home, still in the backyard.

5 comments:

carol eldridge said...

OMG I love this of you and Steve...such hippie flower kids that you were...so cute. I can just hear everyone singing This is the dawning of the age of aquarius....

sorry about your trip to Sante Fe and your kitty cat...we went through that with one of our siamese for several months, it was so hard. love how you tied the story all together and ended up in the backyard...sweet

busy getting ready for this weekend...I will post on it next week...class reunion last weekend, so much going on here....
happy anniversary...ours is Oct 4th.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! I remember the day well. I also remember the 14 hour drive to get there (over the years it's stretched to 14) and the unforgettable Rip Van Winkle motel. Where else could you stay for $5? I think we split that between 3 of us.Beef on wek. Ahhhh- the good ol'days!

Dorothy Reinhardt said...

Yeah, Buffalo is out there, isn't it? That New York Thruway seems interminable. We were reminiscing last night about you guys coming and staying at that motel. And the night before the wedding, going out on the town with our big group of mostly family and you three.

Linda said...

I'm thinking about you and your cat baby.

(Why are cats so cute at age 83? She is adorable.)

Dorothy Reinhardt said...

She IS adorable, isn't she? I thought maybe it was just me. She doesn't look 83.