fun with friends at DeBordieu, 2007
So Pretty and I are having dinner with our friends Nekki and Francie after the South Carolina women’s basketball game last night, and the conversation turned to our anniversary which is this Saturday, February 9th. I had invited them to go to dinner with us on our anniversary but that wasn’t working out so we opted to eat after the game.
Nekki asked what everyone always asks about anniversaries – how many years are you celebrating?
Nineteen, I answered quickly because I am the numbers person in our family who keeps up with birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, etc. Every family has a designated scorekeeper, and in our family I am known as the go-to person for important dates. Pretty is generally unreliable in these areas.
Oh, Nekki said, nineteen years is really great. Pretty and I both nodded, although I noticed Pretty displayed a hint of eyes rolling at my answer. Then she said, no, it’s not nineteen, it’s eighteen to which I responded no I specifically remember the year was 2001 when we got together so anyone could plainly see our anniversary was definitely for nineteen years. Case closed, I added for emphasis.
For those of you who can do “high math,” I will let you do the numbers or you don’t really need to bother because February 09, 2019 is our 18th. anniversary, and don’t you forget it. Please enjoy a few highlights of the past “on the road to nineteen” with us.
family civil rights tour – Alabama, 2018
SC women’s national championship, Dallas – 2017
Number One Son Drew’s rehearsal dinner – 2015
South Carolina Pride – 2016
signing copies of Committed to Home at Francis Marion – 2018
the hideout, Wyoming, 2009
in the beginning, Cancun, February 09, 2001
family vacation – Gettysburg, 2012
Valentine’s Day Poinsett Bridge with family – 2015
Happy Anniversary, Pretty – how do I love thee? I can’t begin to count the ways…or the years evidently…but my love will always belong to you. Thank you for every day. Case closed.