Rainbow Colored Camouflage

We're Jen and Jim--the Rainbow Couple. That's what 
friends, especially younger folks, call us. To them we 
symbolize cheer and hope for a bright future. Our closest 
friends all idolize us.

Today we're at a picnic with friends, old and new.
Spirits are high as we all prepare a huge feast and
overeat. Now it's story time. By popular vote, we're first.
They never tire of hearing our love story: high-school
sweethearts, the break up, inability to stay away from
each other, marriage at age 21, two kids, ups and downs
(mostly ups; downs were handled smoothly), two grandkids, 
empty nest, sustaining love for 25 years, . . . Others' stories 
shine too--but not like ours.

Now for the fireworks! But the Rainbow Couple's
smiles are brighter than the fireworks. We smile until
our faces hurt--and until, on the way home, camouflage
colors slink to the forefront, obliterating the bright hues
we show the world. We deserve an Oscar--or at least a spot
on the next toothpaste commercial.

March 24, 2017

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