Monday, August 17, 2015

We're Gonna Get Through It Together

Thirty-four years ago today, I met San Geraldo. At that time, I didn't know he was a saint. Nor did I know he was descended from an actual saint (King Ferdinand III), and from a multitude of kings and queens (Eleanor of Aquitaine, for one).

To tell the truth, especially in our first months together, if anyone had told me "Jerry" was I saint, I would have laughed. Well, OK, if anyone now misses my sense of irony in these saintly references, I still laugh. However, I did immediately know somehow that whatever his flaws (and there are so few), he would be worth every minute we would spend together. If you haven't been keeping up, click here for our history.

HALFWAY THERE (HERE?).
SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO IN BERGEN NORWAY.

We're supposed to be at Sandpiper's Restaurant in Fuengirola tonight celebrating our 34th anniversary in the company of our wonderful friends. But, since the Dowager Duchess had other ideas (not within her control) about where we should be for the summer, we're spending a quiet evening in her apartment (while she continues to make strides at Rehab). San Geraldo will cook dinner (pesto chicken and pasta) and I will gladly clean up the mess he makes in the kitchen.

I'm hoping to get back to reading and writing more regularly. Meanwhile, all my attention tonight will be focused on San Geraldo... with gratitude for these 34 years of love and adventure (and punchlines).


We'll muddle through whatever we do...

19 comments:

  1. Congrats on a special anniversary! Thinking of you both, and the lovely Duchess!

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  2. Very much congratulations! May the next years be even better than the previous ones.
    Say, I am a descendant of Eleanor too!

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  3. Happy Anniversary Mitchell and Jerry!

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  4. All the best to you guys....Mitchell and Jerry!!
    Ron is a;so a descendant of Eleanore.....his mother!!

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  5. Congratulations on the anniversary. The date you first met? Hum. Always a conundrum: first met, first date, first sex, first moved in together.

    A cute, funny, sad, true song, The Wedding Song by Ten Percent Review/Tom Wilson Weinberg has the line "Our marriage began with a whole lot of lovin', but no one gave us a toaster oven... Back when we fell in love, we hid it; We mark our anniversary from the night we first did it." Congrats, and keep doing it!

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ten-percent-revue/id274876711

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  6. That's a lot of dinners together (among other things)! Congratulations and keep eating (among other things) ...

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  7. I'm having a senior moment and don't know if I published my comment or escaped. Anyway, Happy Anniversary to both of you.

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  8. Best Wishes to you both and Congratulations!

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  9. Congratulations, and many more to come! Sending love and all good wishes, as my little sister used to say it: Happy Andabirthday!

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  10. Yippee! Best of anniversaries and congratulations!

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  11. Good wishes and handshakes to the both of you. And you're only just starting!

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  12. ♫ ♪ Happy Happy Happy ♪ ♫

    And many more!

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  13. Wow, have a wonderful Anniversary and I am sure that your friends back in Spain will be ready to celebrate with you when you go home. 34 years - simply amazing!

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  14. HAPPY 34th to the both of you!!

    DD I suspect is so content to celebrate with you w/o a large body of water between. Do enjoy your next 34 and sharing your trip is a high light I guarantee!

    hugs to you both!
    Ron

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  15. Happy, happy, happy day to you both! And love to the Dowager Duchess!

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  16. Muchas felicidades a los dos. Y enhorabuena. Yo os conocí en Fuengirola un17 de agosto también. Un abrazo

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