Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What today would have been

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.


Anonymous said...

42 years is a wonderful thing.

I think if I add my two marriages and possibly a third (to LW) I might get 42 years....::sigh::

classicrockforthesoul said...

Wow... that is quite a long time!
My grandparents are approaching 60 years of marriage next year... that seems like a reaaaally long time to be sharing your life with the same person. Haha :)

You and the rest of your family are in my prayers as you go through this sad time.

Joanna Jenkins said...

42 years! How inspiring.