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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Thirty-Six Years Ago Today


Today is the day! Thirty-Six years ago today. I said yes. Not quite kicking and screaming but pretty close to it. I am so glad Ron always manages to talk me into things. My life is much happier, better and more exciting because of him. I am pretty boring I think. What I wanted to share today is our very first wedding anniversary story.


By the time we got to our first Anniversary in April 1981, we had our first little house and I was three months pregnant with our first baby.  Somewhere I got this bright idea. I wish I could remember why I got this idea but I don't.

I decided I would fix a romantic dinner for two. I would make Beef Wellington. Never mind that I didn't really know what it was but it sounded wonderful. I must have read my cook book over and over for days.
I did one thing that I finally brought it up the other day. Finally after all of these years, we can finally talk about it.

I got the bright idea to send a clown to his work. Why? All I can say was I thought it would be fun. At that time he worked for an oil company. I just shiver when I think that I did that. All of those men. Poor Ron.

I kept thinking he would call me after the clown came and laugh about it. The phone stayed silent. I thought to myself, maybe he is really busy. I fixed dinner and got the table set with candles and everything was perfect for when he walked though the door.


I watched anxiously out the windows waiting for his car to pull in the driveway. Dinner was perfect and ready. Finally he drove up. I met him at the door. He barely looked at me. He just brushed past, and went and put his briefcase up. There are very few times, I have made Ron mad. In fact, I could maybe come up with three. This has to be the maddest he has ever been at me and I was just shocked. He didn't like the clown. I don't think he really liked the dinner either. Now I know there must have been no end of the ribbing he got.


We made up I am sure but it has taken 35 years to talk about it. Until the next year on our anniversary. I showed up at his office to go out to lunch, and my hair was purple. Oh so purple,  purple as purple can be. No telling what ribbing he took from that.

I am so thankful that we didn't just live together as I begged him the night before our wedding. Not because I was afraid of him but what I was afraid I would do to him. I always have known I got the better end of the deal. I hope the Lord gives us 36 more years. I hope I am older and wiser. Well I know I got the older part down pretty good.


So today on this day, I am still the luckiest woman in the whole wide world. God has been very, very good to us. Happy Anniversary Ron!

Thanks for reading along,
~Kim~


I am a lineman for the county
And I drive the main road
Searchin' in the sun for another overload
I hear you singin' in the wire
I can hear you through the whine
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line
I know I need a small vacation
But it don't look like rain
And if it snows that stretch down south
Won't ever stand the strain
And I need you more than want you
And I want you for all time
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line
And I need you more than want you
And I want you for all time
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line


21 comments:

  1. Wow!! A clown for an anniversary surprise! (That poor clown...) I find this hilarious, but I can see how it might be taken otherwise. I can see how it would actually be a terrible terrible thing, and I'm glad Ron stuck around for you. :)

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  2. Yep, me too! Got the better deal! We are lucky and blessed women!

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  3. You are a funny woman. Congratulations on 36 years of commitment and loving one another. A wonderful testimony of married life.

    The song, Witchita Lineman, has always been one of my favorite songs. My dad was a telephone lineman. It makes me think of him.

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  4. Oh my goodness, that is such a funny story, the poor guy. I guess love conquers all. haha,
    I can't picture you in purple hair, OMG... you are hilarious and I can see that you never let an anniversary go by without doing something special but those two were over the top. haha, I'm still laughing. You are too funny. I bet he can laugh about it now.

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  5. I was just telling Ryan that story. He about died of embarrassment on Dad's behalf. :-)

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  6. Yup same here got a good one to ! Happy Anniversary to you both !

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  7. Happy anniversary and may you be blessed with many, many more - minus any clowns :)
    Hugs,
    Lauren

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  8. Wow...36 years! You must have been so young! :) Happy Anniversary!! I'm glad you guys stuck it out, because it seems like you have a wonderful family!!

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  9. Happy Anniversary my friend...May you and Ron share many more happy years together....Purple Hair? lol...

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  10. Happy Anniversary. Love conquers all no matter how strange it comes about;) I am with Julia purple hair is cool though. Hugs B

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  11. Happy, happy anniversary with a hundred more to come.

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  12. A Clown?!?! NO WAY!! Hahahaha oh, poor Dad!! I bet you were really cute with purple hair though!

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  13. That is so funny! Being a birthday clown I would have felt sorry for a grown up that had to put up with my dumb clown antics. I'm glad he forgave you but the memory is priceless! Oh, Kim! You crack me up! Happy anniversary!

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  14. awwww Kim, what a story, I'm sure you meant well!! Happy anniversary to you both, may you live the rest of your lives together!!

    ps...what's wrong with purple hair?! hehehehe

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  15. That is what I love about blogging. Stories about marriages that work. TV doesn't like to show that. We aren't perfect. We make mistakes, but that doesn't mean that the world goes crashing down. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. It is early morning, so enjoyed reading of your first two anniversaries! You are such a special person, and I believe Ron knew this 36 yrs. ago!
    Wishing you and Ron a very Happy Anniversary, Kim!
    I haven't been online to much lately, just been so busy, hope all is well with you and yours.
    Hugs from me to you,
    Sue

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  17. Happy Anniversary. My you were clever about anniversary surprises. I'm not sure why he didn't like the clown (I think they are fun) but hey it made for a lasting memory for sure.

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  18. Happy anniversary to you both! God put you together with His cement that even a clown and purple hair wasn't going to change the deal!
    God bless you both in the years to come!

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  19. Oh Kim........I'm almost speechless. Laughing but........you know how I feel about clowns. Poor Ron. (I'm still laughing)

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  20. Sounds like you guys started married life off with big adventures :)
    Glad you had a great anniversary this year.

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  21. Oh my goodness, what a story !!
    I can tell you have quiet the sense of humor !!!! Lol. Happy Anniversary to you (and Ron).
    Isn't it amazing to see your 'story' unfold.
    Rose

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