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Don’t get too excited !

Posted by Big John on July 8, 2017

Today is my 56th wedding anniversary !

This year the old ‘trouble and strife’ not only gave me the usual apron and ‘Marigold’ rubber gloves, but, Oh, joy ! .. she included a new mop and dust pan.

So, I’ve polished up the old ball and chain and am considering how to celebrate this joyful occasion.

Dinner at a restaurant ?  …  A visit to the local pub ? …  A Chinese take-away ? … A fish and chip supper ? … or perhaps just a ‘quiet night in’ adding a little teriyaki sauce to our sushi and tempura prawns and listening to a cork or two ‘pop!’.

I wonder what’s on …

Sky Movies ?

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7 Responses to “Don’t get too excited !”

  1. I’m the same age as you. Would have had 60 years last month. Life’s been good, Eh?

  2. rummuser said

    Congratulations and best wishes that you see many more new mops and dust pans.

  3. Fifty-six years with the same woman is something to celebrate. Our 56th is coming up in two months. Hope she doesn’t give me a dust pan!

  4. Congratulations! 56 years is something to celebrate. Long life, in good health, is a true blessing. Take her somewhere nice for dinner.

  5. joared said

    Congratulations! Treasure these years. Don’t be so rude as to unexpectedly check out on life as my husband did a month to the day before our 43rd anniversary. When I join him, wherever it is that we go, I’ll let him know that must be avoided in our next life.

  6. ginnie said

    Of course I congratulate you but, even more, I want to see a picture of the two of you !!! I’m sure you’ve heard of “selfies” …. now’s the time. Hugs to both of you.

  7. Tikno said

    I will keep running to reach the stage like you, 56th wedding anniversary.

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