In the time of the Big Glasses

In the time of the Big Glasses

On May 31st, 1980 – we said “I do” – I even said “obey”.  He’s never put that “Obey” vow to the test, though.  Lost the ring at the OBX many years ago, lost the dress along the way in a house move, but the husband remains.  That’s all I need.

Marriage is so much easier when you marry your best friend.

May 16th


148320_1445600421005_2801006_nI was born and made them parents on May 16, 1958.

Other historical things that happened on this day – The Feast Day of Saint Brendan – one of the early monastic saints – died.  The album  Beyond These Shores celebrates his journey and life. (One of my favorite albums)

There’s a list of famous people who were born or who died on this day right on Wikipedia.  I remember hearing that Jim Henson (Muppet Inventor) died on my birthday – while sitting at a traffic light in Culpeper – 1990.

At this point in my life, birthdays are not too exciting – except for the fact that I’m privileged to have yet one more.    I’m not nearly as mature as I thought I’d be at this point, but I am more forgiving of myself about that than I used to be.

I am blessed.

(I drew Baby Val when I was in high school – long, long ago.)