November 30, 2005

9 Years Today

Nine years ago today, I walked down the aisle with a decided limp (long story), to meet my mate in holy matrimony. After several attempts to speak, thwarted by a not-as-yet-finished cry, I blurted out my "lines" through tears and sniffles causing the church to erupt in tears of their own.

My betrothed, of course, laughed at me, or is it with me? No matter, for nine years we have been laughing together.

The traditional gifts for one's ninth anniversary are Pottery and Willow. (Hmm, a potted carafe of sweet wine, and willow switch . . . ahem . . .)

A contemporary or modern gift is Leather. (OOO, even better, I can get into a leather motif)

The flowers associated with the 9th anniversary are Poppies (opium, wine, and whips. sounds like an interesting evening . . .)

Anyway, my love is a quiet man who points out my faults when I need to be reminded, takes up arms (figuratively) in my honor when pushed, supports me through trying times and laughs with me through the rest. We have had a fine nine married years. How he has managed to put up with me is unknown. But I thank him for it.


Oh, and ladies, did I mention that my husband is a chef and a firefighter? AN ANNIVERSARY BONUS!


Posted by Oddybobo at November 30, 2005 08:11 AM | TrackBack

Happy anniversary, don't have too much fun. Remember willow branches leave huge welts.

Posted by: Contagion at November 30, 2005 10:05 AM

Hmmm... lets see. Willow switches, opium and leather - sounds like the basis for a Tarrantino movie. Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Dash at November 30, 2005 10:10 AM

happy anniversary dear...hope it is a nice one...and there are many more to follow...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 30, 2005 10:12 AM


I have presents!

Posted by: Ogre at November 30, 2005 10:47 AM

Happy Anniversary!! May you have at least 71 more.
By the way, I thought the 9th anniversary gift was a new car. Did my wife deceive me?

Posted by: Stevin at November 30, 2005 11:11 AM

Yay!! Hope you both have a great day (and evening *wink*)

Posted by: Sarah at November 30, 2005 12:04 PM

Happy Anniversary, honey!!

Next year: Tahiti!


Are you sure darling husband won't mind when I tag along?

; )

Posted by: Christina at November 30, 2005 01:54 PM

Congrats, Oddy. I pray that there are many to come. All the best to y'all on this special day.

Posted by: Two Dogs at November 30, 2005 03:01 PM

Yay!! Happy Anniversary.

Oh, Tahiti???

Maybe I'll hide in somebody's luggage. It's not like y'all are gonna need clothes.

Posted by: phin at November 30, 2005 04:14 PM

Happy Anniversary! Have a great time with your "presents".

Posted by: Sticks at November 30, 2005 05:07 PM

Happy Anniversary to you both! Will we get details tomorrow? ;)

Posted by: pam at November 30, 2005 05:42 PM

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Bou at November 30, 2005 10:51 PM

A little late... but Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you have a great Hubby... he cooks!!! And can put it out if it burns. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at December 1, 2005 09:11 AM

Happy, Happy Anniversary!! Here's wishing you many more!! (Happys and Anniversaries) :)

Posted by: Richmond at December 1, 2005 06:43 PM

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations!

Posted by: Jenna at December 2, 2005 11:05 AM

Happy anniversary!

From personal experience, I can guarantee that you'll never go wrong with leather ;-)

Posted by: Harvey at December 2, 2005 09:40 PM

Awww...I hope you celebrated in style! Congratulations, Oddy!

Posted by: Pam at December 2, 2005 10:41 PM
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