I remember well what I was doing this day 45 years ago.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then.
I have gone through four houses, seven cars, five dogs, three cats, two guinea pigs, one daughter and four grandkids.
That’s quite an achievement.
Oh yes – I nearly forgot….
Forty five years of one wife.
Time for a trade-in?
A good service normally sorts thing out
Once a year?
Congratulations to you and to Herself!
As one with an identical wife-score and duration, the idea of trading-in for a newer model may indeed appeal at times, but are we sure we could handle the performance levels of more up-to-date equipment? The mantra 'Be careful what you wish for' applies.
Ah yes. There is something very comfortable with an old[er] model. I certainly don't fancy the whole running-it-in lark.
In you she got everything she deserves and then some.
I'm not quite sure what to make of that……
She found heaven.
According to Met Eireann, there was frost every day during the final week of January – a chill that might have been described in Ulster as "a mother-in-law's breath."
Is there some special jewel or precious metal you should be buying to mark the occasion?
As usual, Met Eireann overstated things. There were a couple of cold nights and even a flurry of snow but not frost every day.
I haven't looked up the appropriate present. Maybe I'll wash her dinner plate before serving dinner. That will be a nice surprise?
To save you Googling it, it's sapphire. I claimed dyslexia and bought Mrs M some samphire – worth a try – I hope to be be out of traction soon.
You been taking the Brave pills?
If Her Indoors does not read your issues, she will have allies who do.
Ah, she knows I love her
You naughty boy, working on Scriblerus on such an occasion. 🙂
I did most of that the day before. I wasted most of the day working on The Buke.
Well, happy anniversary and all that. I'm thinking that at your age you should keep the model you have. After 45 years there's a good chance she's used to you by now. And I hear that new models have a lot less
attention spanpatience than the older ones have (my wife may be the exception to that).
As for me, in the last 45 years I've passed a lot of water–more now than ever.
Thank you Sir. Yes, I'm happy to keep the model I have. There are some rust problems and a few of the main bearings are worn and rattling a bit, but I reckon she's good for a few miles yet.
Happy anniversary! Of course you get less time for murder (sorry just had to say it).