March 14, 2014
Thinking back and I submit today, thirty years ago Tony and I must have been exposed to a healthy dose of cupidity or fairy dust. Our union turned out to be a classic case of serendipity!
noun: serendipity; plural noun: serendipities
the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy beneficial way
In this order:
We met by chance in a public place;
Exchanged a few words and glances; We cordially turned away;
We would have probably never met again...
No sooner after our first meet and as we began to turn away...snap!
...as if propelled by some force of nature, we doubled back in unison and exchanged phone numbers. The rest is the best part of our life journey...
Most everyone I knew thought we were taking a wrong turn, but we knew then what we know now that our lives would be finally favored together. So we married on March 14, 1986.
'For it was not into my ear you whispered,
but into my heart .
It was not my lips you kissed,
but my soul.'
Still Feeling in Love and Grateful.
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|2nd||Cotton||China, Cotton, Calico, Garnet|
|3rd||Leather||Crystal, Glass, Pearls|
|4th||Fruit, Flowers||Appliances, Linen, Silk, Nylon, Blue Topaz|
|6th||Sugar, Iron||Wood, Candy, Amethyst|
|7th||Wool, Copper||Brass, Desk Sets, Onyx|
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