Monday, April 14, 2014

After Forty Years

Chihuly In The DBG 1

Today is the fortieth anniversary of Carolyn and my marriage, the excuse for the trip out here. Dinner tonight with friends and colleagues Dave Selden and Julie Pace. The photo above is from the Dale Chihuly show at Phoenix's Desert Botanical Garden, much more about which later. I think of it as a candle for us.

Our two children have grown up to be good people. One of them has given us the most delightful granddaughter imaginable. We've seen lots of our own country and the wide world together, from our origins in Kansas and Queens to far, far beyond. We have supported one another through sickness and injury; times when the money was good and times when there wasn't much; long, long drives and instants of beauty. I wouldn't want to have done it with anyone else.

We're still friends after four decades. I really like living with her.

There's a full moon tonight.              

12 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Félicitations ! My Mum and Dad are going for their 41st...

I discovered Chihuly in Tacoma and fell in love with his work. Most of it anyway.

Enjoy David and Julie's company.

Er... does that mean that you'll be trying to take pics of the moon over the desert?

Sharon Anck said...

Happy Anniversary!

Luis Gomez said...

Congratulations to both of you! Lovely!

Norma Beishir said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Carolyn, Bob. I feel blessed to know both of you!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Congratulations to both of you and Happy Anniversary. Julie, Sharon and I look forward to seeing you tonight.

Glad that you enjoyed the Arizona Inn, which is where Julie and I were married

Bibi said...

Beautiful post, Bob.

William Kendall said...

Happy Anniversary, Carolyn and Bob!

Memphis MOJO said...

Well said, and congratulations on the milestone.

Jack said...

A very fine anniversary thought, Bob.

Sue said...

Happy anniversary!

TheChieftess said...

Congratulations!!! Happy Anniversary!
Beautiful shot!!!

Stefan Jansson said...

Congrats to 40 years together.