Gramps and I have been teamed up for thirty-three years this week. We got hitched when we were babes in our teens and even though we’re getting a little grey around the muzzles it’s still a good lash-up.
In our teens, our romance was a wild adventure pretty much all the time:
Danni: Oh, I love you, you wonderful hunk of burning love. (smooch, smooch)
Gramps: Yee Haw.
In year thirty-three, we’ve made a few adjustments:
Danni: (groaning with aches and pains, collapses into the old people bed operated by digital controls ) Night, Gramps. Love you.
Danni: Sleep good. Love you.
Gramps: Yeah, I did.
Danni: (stares into the dark trying to figure out which wire got crossed there) What?
Gramps: I did put the dog up. Remember…she peed on the carpet?
Danni: (mutters) Oh, my goodness he’s getting deaf as a post. (bellows into Gramps’ hairy ear) I said I love you, is what I said!
Gramps: Oh. Well, then. Yee Haw…
Danni and Gramps balanced for a selfie on the edge (literally) of the Royal Gorge, Colorado
(incidentally, a fly from the outhouse up the hill from us in that picture–the stinkiest known to man–had buzzed into my ear, giving me vertigo. No one needs vertigo while teetering on the edge of a one-thousand-foot drop. Or Gramps’ unhelpful commentary. Very hard to get a professional looking selfie in those conditions)
Until next time, God bless all y’all while Gramps hikes his best britches up under his armpits and I pluck my chin hair so we can head out to celebrate and live on the edge some more.
And to m’dear KG, I thank God every day for hitching me to you. You are a good man and I wouldn’t change a thing. I dedicate this song by The Band Perry, Better Dig Two, to you because, well…that’s just the way it is.[youtube.com/watch?v=AJeg3EGZBjM]
*These artists don’t necessarily endorse the blog, I just like ’em.