My favourite thing this Friday is that I have been married to a wonderful 'bloke' for the past 39 years. Yes it is our Anniversary. We were remincising last night and cannot believe how fast the years have flown by.
We met at Festival Hall in Brisbane which in recent times has been torn down..we were quite sad as we were very sentimantal about the old place and we saw many fantastic performers there over the years. We used to drive our kids past and tell them "your Dad and I met there" to responses of 'PERLEEEESSE! WHO CARES! and much eyeball rolling.
The night we met was the "Hoadley's Battle of the Bands" (Hoadleys made a fabbo choc called "Violet Crumble Bars") he asked me to dance and we watched the band competition and afterwards he walked me to the bus stop. I agreed to meet him the following Saturday in the City. ALAS! My bus was late. I trudged sore of heart up Queen Street (no mall in those days) feeling certain he would not have waited as I was nearly an hour late by this stage but as I turned the corner there he was still waiting for me. You can all go AWWW!! now. I might add I have been waiting for him ever since! Anyway we had a lovely date and as I hadn't told my Mum I was meeting a 'boy' she asked me to purchase her a new nightie (HOW embarrasing) which my new beau carried for me AND promptly took home with him. He had to fess up to his Mum about me but I chickened out and I told my Mum I had left it on the bus and had to go back into town next week(another rendenzvous) to collect it...boy was I in trouble. I still hate nighties to this day!
Anyway after a very passionate courtship ( I know hard to imagine) and a lot of opposition I might add I ran away and married him anyway... and here we are. He is my best friend and we share a very wicked sense of humour, a love of music, murder mysteries, nature, long drives and HOME. Mr R has given me the home and family I had always longed for. A place and people to belong to at last. Do you get the idea yet that perhaps I am a sentimental sap! At least I didn't say 'you complete me' ERK!
We have 2 fantastic grown children and 2 beautiful Grandchildren and we still quite like each other and still laugh a great deal....who said it wouldn't last.
Happy Anniversary Mr R.
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