Saturday, October 27, 2012
Happy Birthday To Roddy
When I moved back home after college, he wasn't so little and he wasn't so bratty - but he was cocky and arrogant. But I was so attracted to him. It started out as friendship. We would go to dinner on Friday nights and take turns paying. He always made me laugh, and I always loved just being in the same room with him. His proposal was so romantic - not. He asked me how soon I could have $500 in the bank. When I asked why, he said he figured when I had that in the bank that we'd get married. The joke's on him -- I've never had $500 in the bank!!!
He sure looks like he has an attitude in this picture, though. This was the day we got engaged. I think I still look at him that way. He's been the best husband I could ever have wished for. We've been so much together. In the 80's, there were 5 years when he didn't work a single day. But he did a lot for my ceramic business, which couldn't have operated without him. We've dealt with the loss of 3 of our parents, my sister, one of his sisters and his brother. We've raised 4 daughters together, and now enjoy the blessings of 4 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. And are so happy to have all of them within 10 miles.
And there was the day when he helped Kristin out of the buggy and walked her to meet her future husband at her wedding.
So, Happy Birthday to my Roddy. And may you have many, many more.