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Three major events occurred for me last year (2010), all in the space of about 2 weeks. I turned 50. The following day I got married. Two weeks later, my oldest daughter became pregnant with her first child and my first grandchild.

Most middle-aged people will tell you that in their minds, they still feel 20 something. It's the same for me.

Wasn't it only yesterday that I was planning a night out with guys from the surf club? That gorgeous new perm. Flaired, cuffed denims and the red t-shirt with the off-the-shoulder frill. Corked platform wedgies. **sigh**

Suddenly I'm looking in the mirror and wondering how 30 years can flash by so damned quickly!

So here I am in cyberspace, sharing my genuine shock and horror with anyone who'll listen and maybe I'll even meet some other over 50s who find themselves in the same predicament!

Welcome to my dilemna!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

56 Years and Counting

At the Seat of Knowledge this morning, when Coral and Bill arrived on their bicycles, it dawned on me that they had been married for a long time ... I was sure it was for more than fifty years.

So I asked them and they proudly announced that they had been married for fifty six years!

One of the things on my 104 challenge list is 'A Couple Married for 50+ Years', so I asked them to smile for the camera.

A Couple Married 50+ Years - Photo 23 of 104 
This is a true indication of how they are every time I see them.  I'm so pleased with this one and I can't wait to give them a copy.


Something Dead - Photo 24 of 104
My other option was a roadkill toad ... I thought this was much more pleasing to the eye.

This afternoon, I visited Coral and Bill at their house because Bill wanted me to take photos of one of his flowering vines.  Unfortunately, the heat of the day left the flowers drooping a little, so I'll go back early tomorrow morning and try again while they are fresh from the cool night air.

After I left their house, I decided to go for a short ride.  The weather had cooled considerably and it was a nice afternoon for some exercise.

As I pedalled down the street, I heard a whistle and when I turned to look ...

A Local Man - Photo 25 of 104
... there was one of my boys from the Seat of Knowledge sitting outside his house.  On further reflection, I probably should have added devil's horns and tail instead of the 'royal' accessories that he boasts in this photo!

Not a pretty sight, I agree, but so very typical of The Gnome, and this is how you will find him every afternoon either on his verandah or as you see him here.

So quite a successful day for my challenge and I've figured out that for Adoring Husband and I to be married for fifty six years, he will have to live to the ripe old age of 108.

So I will look forward to that and our letters from the Queen :D

Nite all.


Anonymous said...

Hullo there! Just need to do a bit of skiting - The Rev and I have
been married 57 years, so how's
that! Enjoy your photos very much
- I still think yr owl should have
won the Symmetry challenge!
xx Grannymus

Age said...

Let me assure you Grannymus, that if I lived closer, you would DEFINITELY have been my first choice for that shot! You were the first couple that came to my head!