My husband and I celebrated 32 years of marriage last week. I have no idea where the time has gone, but when I tally up the milestones, we have traveled through some interesting places, experiences. Some lovely, some not…
He is more prone than I am to the sentimental remembrances of “This anniversary is symbolized by paper, china, silver, platinum…”
And – I had no clue – the 32ndyear of marriage is symbolized by conveyances. Huh? Yup. GOOGLE says so, therefore it must be true…
With my major conveyance, a car, recently replaced – my practical self said, “No gift for me this year.” But on our anniversary my husband sat me down, told me to close my eyes and then placed the controller for a remote control car in my hands.
“Open your eyes and push the lever up,” he instructed.
Around the corner and into the kitchen came a remote control police car with its lights on – and a little box strapped to the top.
The jewelry is lovely, but the conveyance a surprise, a creative unique touch. Even after 32 years…
Marriage is a journey – requiring a variety of conveyances through the years. Mostly, the conveyance of love, commitment, forgiveness, humor, compromise - sprinkled with a dose of that magic ingredient: pure luck.
What has been your most unique celebration of a wedding anniversary?
(S-R archives photo)