Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Once and Future Matron
This picture is old, but not as old as it is supposed to look. It was not taken in the nineteenth century, but rather c. 1990. The lady is my BBBH and the gentleman is her late husband, Jim. Now, you might ask, why am I going through the dusty old personal archives to post a picture of my spouse with her first spouse. Well, I do stuff like that.
And here is the crux of the matter. You might infer from this photo that the couple knew how to have fun. You would be right. I, on the other hand, not so much, which has necessitated a life-style adjustment for the lady.
Not that I've not had to make adjustments of my own.
Jim and JoAnn where high school sweethearts. They were married when he was nineteen and she seventeen. They grew up together, and thus it was that they developed a sense of fun centered on things they chose to do together. They had five beautiful children, all of whom they raised to adulthood.
I had travelled a much different road, developing my own set of preferences; and I was already sixty-five years old when Beautiful and I were wed.
Yet I am happy to announce neither of us has killed the other, and we are still together more than twelve years later! Now that is an accomplishment.