Hubby and I recently celebrated our 33rd anniversary – despite the stress surrounding events during my sabbatical (which is about to end, thank heavens!). It seems appropriate to re-publish this particular post at this time. May you all have the love and support of a good and faithful partner.

Cordelia's Mom, Still

RuaneManningPrint Print by Ruane Manning – see note at bottom of post

The scream reverberating from the next room at Big Meadows Lodge woke me from a sound sleep. Somehow I just knew that my then husband had something to do with that scream.

No, he was not a philanderer, but he was an alcoholic.

We were on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. After a day of hiking, we had cleaned up and had a romantic dinner in the Lodge’s restaurant, gazing out the plate glass windows at the Blue Ridge Mountains. Returning to our room, my ex-to-be gave me a quick kiss and then returned to the Lodge’s bar to “pick up something for later.”   I changed into my newly purchased peek-a-boo negligee (hey, I was only 20 years old!). When he hadn’t returned several hours later, I realized he…

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6 Responses to WHAT IS (AND IS NOT) LOVE?

  1. ksbeth says:

    i love this, and here’s to many more years together


  2. Victo Dolore says:

    Happy anniversary! ❤️


  3. Vicky V says:

    I’ve never known anyone who has popped into bed with the wrong woman in the wrong room – I thought that only happened in sit coms!
    Congratulations on celebrating 33 years of marriage – and they sound like they have been happy years too 🙂


  4. Happy anniversary, CM! ♡(ღ˘⌣˘)❛ั◡❛ัღ)♡


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