19 years ago
19 years ago today I married Carolyn. That's a long time. It hasn't always been easy. Marriage is a difficult thing to make work, witness the 1 in 3 marriages in Australia that doesn't make it. Many of the couples whose weddings we went to are now divorced. I'm pleased to have made it this far and hope to string many more years on to that figure. Carolyn has had to put up with a lot. (Dear Anonymous, no need to comment). I'm not an easy person to live with, my problem, as the laconic detective in Hawaii 5-O drily observed is that I'm "part of the human race". That carries it's own built in problems. Which is why I'm also celebrating the other big event on the calendar, Easter. Thank God for Good Friday, and even more for Easter Sunday and the power and promise embodied in it's message (pardon the pun).
There's no connection to either of these two anniversaries in my next announcement, I played golf for the first time since my abrupt retirement some 3 years ago. Just a friendly stroll in the park with Brad, my daughter's boyfriend and his dad Cliff, with Sophie pretending to be caddie and Paulie there as commentator and flag attendant. "That was a terrible shot Dad" Thanks Paulie!! Brad equalled his best ever score, 37 for 9 holes. I wrote the numbers out of habit rather than any serious effort to keep score but I have to confess that I did enjoy hitting a few down the middle and parring a couple of holes. The golf gods were flirting with me, trying to entice me back, I know their ploy! I'll let you know if it works!
My brother Bruce and his wife Jane came for a visit over Easter and we had a good time, a couple of BBQs, a couple of sunsets on the beach, a card game and some digital photos. Very nice.
Back to work tomorrow! The party's over!