I dont really know how I came to wear it though, as I hated hats, & never wore them as a rule.
Over the years I have been asked did I keep it to use as a family 'po'. Family can be so unkind! Actually I did keep it for a number of years. Cant imagine why, as I never wore it again.
The day got off to a good start, here this morning. 5.45am we are woken with retching sounds coming from Honey.
How odd to think I had posted about such a terrifying sound, recently. You guessed it, we never got her off in time, so we got up, changed all our bed linen, & GOM said he would remain up.
I insisted he go back to bed, it is still cold, & he would be lost if he got up so early in the morning. So we wished each other "Happy Anniversary" & I began my day, & he returned to slumberland.
No idea what the problem with Honey was, she went off outside, then returned looking for some breakfast. She seems perfectly happy now. I felt sorry for her, as she always endeavours to get off the bed in time, as a rule, if she is not well.
We still havent decided what we are doing for our little celebration. Lunch probably, as it is too cold for oldies to go out at night, haha!
At least the choice of food will be much improved on what we had on the evening after we were married. We might go to a nice Chinese Restaurant for Yum Cha, as we both enjoy that.
We went to what was considered one of the top Restaurants in Auckland, for our 'wedding breakfast', in the evening after we were married. They had such delights on the menu, as Mushrooms on Toast, as an entree. And I can report, they were tinned mushrooms, because I asked. And the reason we can remember the menu so clearly??
My mother in law stole a copy of the menu! I was so mortified. She stuffed in under her jumper, & kept her coat closed. The waiter knew it was missing, but he wasnt about to frisk a large woman in many layers of warm clothing!!
I really cant remember why we got married in the depths of Winter. As I recall, I think GOM, who of course was NOT GOM in those days, just went off & made the booking. So there we were. It was a Wednesday. It was about 3.30pm.
We had to rush off to try to find a wedding ring to fit me. I had really slim fingers, & all the rings we found were too large. With no time to have them altered. And I wanted a broad wedding ring. Finally we found a small jeweller who had just the ring I wanted. He happily obliged us by altering it while we waited, & laughed when he learned we were getting married that very afternoon.
Then GOM had to rush off out to the airport to collect his mother, who had not actually been invited to the wedding, but decided to invite herself! And invited herself to stay with my mother! We had figured since we weren't actually having a wedding as such, we wouldnt bother about invites. And GOM's family all lived in the South Island, so it never occurred to us anyone would bother coming up. It was GOM's second marriage, & I was not the flavour of his mother's month.
My mother was quite stunned on meeting GOM's mother. She had never met anyone quite like her. However, she made her welcome, & did her best to find conversation. And I dont think she stayed too long. That is a little detail I have forgotten.
And despite all the predictions to the contrary, we have had a happy marriage mostly. Sure it has had it's share of ups & downs, but we have had a lot of fun along the way. With more to come, I am sure.
Roy Orbbison, anything.
Dusty Springfield, I only want to be with you.
I hate blogger, for not publishing with all my carefully made paragraphs!!grrrrr.