To Renew or Review. That is the Question?

You’ve probably heard me talk about Dave and Margaret Amburgey’s gardens, from Bradford. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Of course, they will be renewing their vows, in their amazing gardens.

I told you this because Ginger and I will be celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary on September 25, 2015. I know this seems like a long time, but I’ve found out that the older you get, time does fly more than you would expect at 20.

During one of our morning conversations, Ginger interjected this: “You do know that David and Margaret has invited us to their 50th Celebration on Saturday?”

“Yeah, I remember,” I mumbled back.

“They’re renewing their wedding vows. I think that’s what we should do on our 50th,” she explained.

“I don’t know about that, I can’t remember what happen yesterday, let alone remember our wedding vows,” I confessed truthfully.

“You don’t have to remember them, their son Lance, is going to conduct the ceremony for them,” she added.

“He’s some kind of preacher or chaplain. I forgot about that,“ I muttered. “You know we could just review our vows, and go back to Europe instead”

After a few giggles and ugly faces, Ginger stopped quickly in her thought, and added, “you know, that’s not a bad idea.”

I then peaked above my Ipad, to see if there was something wrong with her. I was flabbergasted. She actually thought I came up with a good idea.

“You know how we’re always talking with the kids and grand kids about marriage and communicating with each other. I thought reviewing your marriage vows annually would not only strengthen their marriage, but let them know where their license are located.”

“You always have to joke around, don’t you?”

“Babe, this time I’m dead serious. I mean totally serious. Let’s not rush things. We have to start planning our next river cruise to Europe,” I smiled.

This week’s bottom line: It’s been two weeks now, and I still can’t find our marriage vows or marriage license.

Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.
Dick Gregory

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