May 1, 2014

May Day comes again

Many excellent things happen on May Day.

World Naked Gardening Day

Oh darn, it's not until Saturday this year.

May pole dances.   May Day baskets of my youth (i.e. sneak out early in the morning, pick flowers from my mom's garden, stick them in the small basket made at school, from construction paper strips woven together,  hang basket on front door knob, ring doorbell, run and hide while she opens the door and pretends to be surprised (and delighted) ... I wonder if kids still do this?

And our wedding anniversary.   My sweetheart and I have been married for 43 years today, together for 45.  

It's been pretty much a swell trip together, the usual ups and downs, but mostly ups.   We are best friends and boon companions.

In addition to being a fun date, pretty much anywhere....

he's also very handy around the house,

fixing things

making pies


or moving pianos.

He fixes bikes,

races bikes,

wins often in his age group

but really just likes bikes!

Loves to camp,


 even in the rain

and play the piano.

He's the best and I'm so happy we found each other, all those years ago

Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart


  1. Awww. Made my day, Ned! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you through your blog. Congratulations.

  2. Hey, Sister-of-a-Different Mother, you didn't do so bad either, picking out a sweetheart, yourself. Thanks for the note.

  3. Thanks, Kathy. Happy Anniversary!!! Love this and love the name. Grandmommy was a really cool lady................. much love to you both............. too bad we aren't closer - Oregon is a long way for