In honour of our twentieth anniversary today, I’ve added three pictures of me and Kelley to my website: from 1992, 2006, and last year. And here’s one extra, taken in 1989, when we were 28 years old:
Photo by Sharon Woodbury i.e. Kelley’s mum. (No, I wasn’t at all what she expected her daughter to bring home; but, yes, she liked me.)
If you follow the link you’ll also find a new, special exerpt from my memoir, And Now We Are Going to Have a Party — with another photo :)
10 thoughts on “our twentieth anniversary”
Beautiful picture. The story is scary & funny up until you two meet, then it’s scary & exciting. Just like the seeds of true love always seem to be :-) Congratulations! The two of you are an inspiration in so many ways.
I love that story.>>Happy Anniversary!!
Congratulations to you both. I remember the story about your meeting vividly from your book; you tell it beautifully and I wish you many more twenty-year anniversaries. It happens; my aunt will be 93 in a month and is still writing, still publishing, still full of joy.
I have written a book of sorts that has languished in a Word file for years. Its predictable-not a Blue Place or Ammonite or Solitaire by any measure on any scale. >>The premise is such that we all perhaps come to a crossroads of connection. This could be the person next to you on the bus, the person you have an abbreviated discussion with over dog treats in the pet store, or the person you pass and nod to everyday in a hallway, that is YOUR connection to the true north of the universe. >> Sadly, at times, we “miss it” and life goes on as before. We are viscerally deaf, perhaps afraid, or we do not pay attention to the “lining up of metal filings”. (Iloved that description)>>When I first came out- at age 55- it was for many reasons but being honest with ME first topped the list. But… it was also because of a vivid dream of a woman in an emerald green dress I meet in passing, in an airport (I rarely fly), who tells me she has always known me. And then we part as quickly as we met.>> When I woke up I knew that this was more than just a dream. I now pay attention. (Although Xena said “…some times a dream is just a dream…” LOL)>>I want to congratulate you both on your 20 years together. I so enjoyed your recounting of your meeting and the photos are beautiful. Here’s to another 20x20years.>>Cheers!
What a great photo! Huge congrats to you both!
Happy anniversary and best wishes on your special day! It’s a lucky day when we find that someone who will love us no matter what. I’ll drink a toast to you both tonight.>>Cheers and many more happy days together!
Thank you, all. We’re having a blast. Today some friends are coming round for lunch, others for a pizza and wine dinner, and then Saturday our big ol’ dinner party with wines as old (one older) than our relationship. I suspect there will be no posting on Sunday :)
by the time i’m writing this, it’s late sunday night here, so i suppose it’s excatly the time you’re celebrating… so i guess i’m not that late after all. congratulations and, as they say in romania: LA MULTI ANI!
Happy Anniversary, Nicola! That photo is just awesome.>>And wanted to let you know, ANWAGTHAP arrived today from P&S, via airmail, which was awfully nice of them. Appreciate whatever you might have said to speed things up. I should be reviewing this for IRoSF sometime in the next few months; my teaching job is keeping me insanely busy at the mo’, and I want to do it justice.>>Btw, I did blog briefly about it here: http://jlundberg.livejournal.com/581485.html
horia, thank you. Sunday was a quiet day in the G-E household–quiet except when we tipped all the empty wine bottles into the recycling bin :) More on the dinner in tomorrow’s post…>>jason, I’m so glad ANWAGTHAP got there safely. I can’t wait to see what you think of it.
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