I can personally tell you, 50 years ago, there wasn't one person in our social/married group would have given them a chance. He was an alcoholic and abusive to her, but that all changed and here they are today, very much in love and in like. Happy endings are always the best. Eh?
Not all the gals there, Sandy out with bad feet problems. June having cataract surgery today. Liz probably got lost and Sally's daughter at the Big Important Cancer Hospital with a brain tumor and important tests done today and Ruth Ann's out of state sister, home for a visit.
Marlene, Nancy V. and Nancy J. Beth and me. It was a nice close group so we could all chat.
I said, "60 years. Can you believe it?"
To which Marlene replied. "60 years what?"
"Since we graduated. Tuesday was June 6th. In 1957, it was on a Thursday and we graduated."
"Oh. Did we graduate on a Thursday?"
"Yes. Baccalaureate was Sunday and the next Thursday evening was graduation."
"How do you remember all that stuff, Judy?"
"How can you not remember? You were married just nine days later."
60 years for them too.
Would have been 60 years for Gary and I on the 14th, but not so happy ending there.
Because of where we gathered, I didn't get out to The Farm. We were East 20 miles and it wouldn't have been prudent for me to travel out there and then have to come back east, 10+ miles to come home. Besides that, something was going on with my eyes today and I barely could drive as much as I did. It was a pleasant day though. The sun was out and it was in the low 70's. A few of us got their famous Olive Burger. I never saw so many Olives piled on top of a burger in my life--with tomato, lettuce and a slice of onion. I was able to eat half and some good Onion rings. The rest was my supper.
I no more and got home and sister Susan called me. They were at Lowe's just up the road so they came for a visit. That was pretty darn nice. Saved me an extra drive on up to The Farm to visit next week. She and Chuck and I sat out on the porch and chatted for a little while. It was so nice.
I wish the gals would just have our lunch in Durand, like we usually do. It is centrally located for most of them, a bit farther for me to drive, (not as far as today) and that way, Bethie can stop at the cemetery to water the flowers and on the way home, I can stop at The Farm and the other cemetery. Without having either of us have to drive out of our way.
I mean, the food is practically the same every where we go, so............................why not go to the easiest place to get to? I noticed today that we parted without planning where next month's lunch would be. Or maybe I missed that info because I was in the bathroom?
Anyway, it was a pleasant day all around.