Up early at 05:45AM even though it’s Saturday to have coffee with my lovely bride. why, because today marks 33 years of being a married couple. Yep our Anniversary.
Happy Anniversary to the Love of my life.
One of Donna’s presents, a Rigg’s Thermometer to match her other hang ons.
Rigg’s gave his Mommy a magnet that says “ I Love my Labrador Retriever” needless to say Donna thoroughly enjoyed her morning.
I am planning on taking her out to a nice dinner tonight. Maybe even Olive Garden if she’s lucky.
How did we meet all those years ago, I wish I could say “There I was sitting on a barstool minding my own business, when in she came”. Truth is it didn’t happen like that. It was plain and simple a matchmaker.
Donna was working at a restaurant on the 11PM –7AM shift after working her 3PM –11PM shift at a different truck company. Yep even then she worked two jobs. One of the girls working there Ann Boehm had a 12 year old daughter on a girls hardball I coached, As a young policeman you were expected to be an officer an a gentleman, and when the call came for a coach I was reluctantly drafted. It turned out to be a wonderful experience in life, nothing like mens baseball.
Anyway one night Ann , “what do you think of Donna. and I told her she was a beautiful girl but I didn’t think she would be interested in me, I didn’t consider myself to be good looking and as a policeman I had a very limited income potential. I just didn’t think she would be interested in me. Ann said why don’t you ask her out. I did, and then at the last minute called her and said I had to work and chickened out. The next day as girls are wont to do Ann said what is wrong, why didn’t you go out with her, she thinks you don’t like her. So I made another date, took her to an Italian pizza place for beer & pizza. Later on I found out she is not as fond of pizza and beer as I am. But we have made it through all the trials most families have and then some. Now if I can just keep her healthy enough to enjoy our remaining years together.
So today is her day and I will do everything I can to make it a great day for her.
Hope all of you in blogland can share in our day. and we will look forward to hearing from you on yours. Al & Kelly are also celebrating their 10th anniversary today, way to go Al & Kelly I hope you guys can catch up to us someday.
Be safe out there. Sam & Donna….