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“We’ve been together now …”

Posted by Big John on July 8, 2008

Today is my 47th wedding anniversary.

Blimey ! Have I been living with my little führer for all those years ?

Yes, I was a mere child when one night at The Streatham Locarno I was waylaid by an older woman who swept me away on a number 59 bus to a land known as Brixton, where she had her wicked way with me, and has since ruled my life as ‘she who must be obeyed’.

I can’t say that it has been a bad marriage, although I do get a bit fed up with always getting an apron and rubber gloves for my birthday each year.

Today she has promised to take me out to lunch, so I’m making some sandwiches in the hope that we can find a vacant park bench. 

Don’t get me wrong, I have deep feelings for my old ‘trouble and strife’, in fact you might say that I worship the ground that is coming to her.

As today is a special day she has agreed that I can have a second cup of cocoa this evening, but only if I behave myself.

Fortyseven years is a very long time to spend with the same person: so if I could live my life over and do it all again … would I ?

You can bet your bloody life  …

…  I would.  :-D

8 Responses to ““We’ve been together now …””

  1. jessicadowns said

    Congrats!

  2. Betty said

    Congratulations to you and “she who must be obeyed”, otherwise known as “the saint”.

  3. Chris said

    Congratulations to you both. Hope you had a good lunch. And here’s to the next 47 years! :)

  4. Good on ya John and the Missus, i envy you cause i could never get it right (two time loser) .

    Many more of the same Mate!

    JWL

  5. Jackshian said

    Congratulations to you and the missus, John especially as you are now in the minority (being married that is)- I hope to go to the wedding of one of my sons one day – I know the grandchildren would enjoy it.

  6. oscarandre said

    Well, you know what they say, John, every woman should marry and no man ever should. But well done anyway! :) Nearly 50 years of holy padlock is quite an achievement!

  7. ginnie said

    How lucky can one man get? You are definitely in the minority in this day and age…but I admire it greatly.

  8. Terri said

    Awww….do I detect a bit of romance behind these humorous words?
    Wishing both of you a belated Happy Anniversary!
    There’s a lot to be said for spending 47 years together, so bravo!

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