6 Twenty-seven 07
Wednesday June 27th 2007, 11:29 am
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Life

“Congratulations–you picked the hottest day on record in Washington, DC!”

“You’re marrying that Hyde boy?” (This from a sweet, elderly woman about 4’10.” The groom was 6’8″.) “I’ve looked up to him for a long time!”

(Spoken in a grinning aside to the groom by a friend of his grandparents:) “I unlocked the back door on the north stairs. Got it? The North. Stairs. You can bolt.”

My father-in-law and my husband each have one crummy tooth that has cycled through numerous crowns. Dad Hyde is the practical sort, and hey, he’d paid for that gold, so he collected the ones that came out and always wanted to go create something out of them. Richard and I were students when we got married, with absolutely no money, so here was his dad’s chance. He melted them down and recast them and voila–our 20k wedding bands, done, at the time gold was hitting an all-time high of $360/ounce. (Our bands are silver now and so is our hair. Wait–I can just hear Richard reading this and guffawing, “Speak for yourself!” Can you hear me going, “You do too, look back here, if I stand on my tippy tippy toes I can see plenty of gray, trust me…”)

Today is June 27th, our 27th anniversary being in ’07, we created a family of six, and when I checked Amazon Saturday, I must have looked at just the right moment; their numbers tend to dance around a fair bit, but my “Wrapped in Comfort” book was listed as #2007 in their sales rankings. Somehow that coming together of numbers just pleases me, like a well-balanced lace pattern.

So my Richard gifted me with some superb hot cocoa mix today that a cafe in our downtown area sells, by a couple who owns the cafe and the plantation their cacao beans come from. Superb chocolate–with a connectedness.

Simple celebrations .

Abuela hot cocoa

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Happy anniversary!!

Comment by Alison 06.27.07 @ 11:37 am

Congratulations to you both, Alison!

Don’t you love it when all the signs and symbols come together like that? 🙂

Comment by Crafting Jen 06.27.07 @ 12:01 pm

Happy Anniversary to you Alison! 🙂

Comment by Barb 06.27.07 @ 12:18 pm

Congratulations!!! I can tell how happy you still are together (my hubby and I go back and forth like that too). I wish you many more happy anniversaries.


Comment by Angie 06.27.07 @ 1:15 pm

Happy Anniversary to you both! 🙂

Comment by CJ 06.27.07 @ 1:34 pm

Happy Happy Anniversary. And happy chocolate-ing.

Comment by Karin 06.27.07 @ 2:18 pm

Ah…27 years of wedded bliss! My best wishes for 27 more! Congratulations you two…and Peace be with you!

Comment by Sheila E 06.27.07 @ 2:53 pm

Happy Anniversary!!! mmmm love chocolate – always a good present 😀

Comment by rho 06.27.07 @ 3:38 pm

Oh, how wonderful for you! Happy numbers everywhere. Such a rare and beautiful thing to see a happily married couple after 27 years. Enjoy the cocoa.

Comment by Elizabeth 06.27.07 @ 6:09 pm

Happy Anniversary!

And… which local cafe was that? As long as I’m happily away from the oppressive humidity in Bethesda, I might as well take full advantage of what Silicon Valley has to offer. At the moment I’m enjoying cool breezes and the smell of jasmine. Why was it I liked Maryland?

Comment by Robin 06.27.07 @ 6:20 pm

The happiest of anniversaries to you!!!! 🙂

Comment by Romi 06.27.07 @ 8:23 pm

Happy anniversary.

Survived the training session. More on that tomorrow.

P.S. — baby started moving around while I was painfully bored in a session on conflict management. Interesting, huh? 🙂

Much love.

Comment by kristine 06.27.07 @ 8:30 pm

Congratulations! You got married just a few months before us; October 18, same year.

Comment by Deb in CT 06.28.07 @ 5:17 pm

Congratulations to both of you on a huge achievement! And have fun on Saturday with Patricia at MFA. I told Warren I wanted my books (oh yeah, got one coming for a friend too!) mailed out first thing Monday!

Comment by Niki 06.29.07 @ 6:18 am

Many happy returns! Or is that just for birthdays? Nice bit of symmetry all over there…

Comment by Lene 06.29.07 @ 4:35 pm

You know? I like “Many happy returns.” There are so many things in life we simply do over and over and over forever, it’s just the nature of things. And if the simple things are happy? Cool.

And thank you, everybody. We’ve been having a grand time.

Comment by AlisonH 06.29.07 @ 5:31 pm

Happy anniversary, Alison!

Comment by Amanda 06.30.07 @ 10:34 pm

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