Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Big One

Pretty catchy title, eh?

It is referring to the fact that it's my parent's wedding anniversary today. In fact it's their 50th wedding anniversary. Fay and Alan were married in Paisley, Scotland on this date in 1962 and celebrating 'The Big One' today in St. John's with family and friends. The wedding was a small affair and there aren't many around any more who were in attendance that day. It will be my 50th birthday later this year, so if my math is correct I may have been there in some fashion...

We would have liked to have bought them something golden as an anniversary gift but with the price of gold these days...I think that we'll settle on taking them somewhere nice for supper tonight. I sent a recent photo of my parents (shown below) to the local television station, NTV, and they showed it with all of the other wrinkly, toothless folks celebrating anniversaries of 50+ or birthdays of 90+ (personally, I dream of making it to 70...90 would take a miracle of modern science).

Note: photo cropped to delete bulging bellies and knobby knees

The weather has played an evil trick on us today with the return of high winds and heavy snow, but I doubt it will stop them from making the 1 1/2 drive into town.

My mother is pretty nosy and I'm sure that she pops by and visits the blog once in a while to see how my rash is progressing, so I'll send out a shout to her.

"Happy anniversary mum and dad"...I'd wish you a happy 50 more but I think we both know THAT'S not gonna happen!

Pretty sentimental stuff, eh?

*Sniffs, wipes away a tear*


Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Laughing out loud here!!!!! You're SO funny!
Happy, happy 50th anniversary to your lovely parents, Alan! They are as cute as bug's ears, both of them, even with deleted bits! Drive carefully in all that snow and enjoy your evening!

Laurita said...

Happy anniversary to your folks, Alan. I hope they enjoy their day, despite the weather. I hope you didn't put your shovel away.

Jarmara Falconer said...

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Best wishes

Murr Brewster said...

I had (until now) missed the previous post about your rash, and when I saw the line about your mom popping by the blog to see how your rash was progressing, it kind of made me wonder just what people could tell about me from my blog. Because it's none of your-all's business, and it doesn't look like it's going to go all the way down, anyway.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Thank you all for taking the time to leave best wishes.

Murr- Glad to hear that rash is being kept at bay...

Heidrun Khokhar said...

The big 50! wow
Yes I hear that you are not having much of a break with storms:( hope it will change for the better soon.