How I did sixty Years of Marriage
How I did Sixty Years of Marriage
“How long have you been married?” people often ask.
“And what made it last?"
My next door neighbor sent me a tweet:
“It must have been easy 'cause you can't hear each other speak.”
There are a couple of secrets that I will tell you here
My family and hers were mutual friends for years.
When we first met I liked her a lot
My folks said we played in the same sand box.
Photos of our families on the same Social front page
“Society Matrons with their children of young age.”
I grew up with her brother
And we both liked each other.
As kids we returned empty deposit bottles for two cents
And bought ice cream with our profits - money well spent.
We both went to the same college and fraternity
And pledged to be brothers from here to eternity.
His career after college gave him a great name
Became a neurosurgeon of notable fame.
His young sister, my future wife
Went to Smith college for four years of her life.
Only two hours away, yet never asked her for a date
But she fixed me up anyway with her roommates.
Thought I would be drafted after graduation
So I joined the Navy to help save our nation.
On New Years Eve, three years later, came a quirk of fate
Call from her brother said his sister lost her NYE date.
At midnight there is a tradition - date sits on your lap
They turn off the light and you hope not to get slapped.
Only a minute went when she yelled about some thing
“Turn on the light I have lost my earring!”
Well it broke up the party as we searched and we groaned
Found nothing so we all went home.
At the cleaners, six months later, I picked up my Sport Coat
“Found this earring in breast pocket” was a note.
I immediately gave her a call
She laughed and said she would drive down that Fall.
Well we started dating and got married that Spring
All because of that beautiful earring.
We now have great joy
That we raised three handsome and intelligent boys.
Copyright © Dave Moore | Year Posted 2019