When I was a kid, people had to be important in some way to get their picture in the local newspaper when they died. I was a child with big ambitions; my goal was to be that important. These days anyone and everyone can have a photo included with the obit, so now I want to simply lie in state.
Today would have been Beautiful Aunt Joyce and Uncle John's 42nd wedding anniversary. I remember the day well--Lori and I were flower girls. Forty-two years!
I can't imagine what it would be like to lose your life partner after such a long time. And I really believe they had a joyous marriage. We should all be that lucky.
Let's see, if I get married, um... tomorrow... yeah, I can still get 42 years in.