Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Derby Hats and dirt!
It isn't just that I wanted to post these pictures, but late last night my wife arrived home from her trip to KY to visit a dear friend. She brought me the.coolest.gift.ever. A racing horseshoe with real dirt from Churchill Downs! Yes, really. The little girl in me who dreamed of being a jockey literally squealed with delight. I have yet to decide where to put it. It is so special and so very , very cool.
It is a mark of how well she knows me. Today is also our anniversary. On this day in 1979 we pledged our commitment to each other privately. On this day, in 2004, we pledged it publicly and were declared married. I never thought that would happen. Then I never thought it would happen anywhere but here in my New England state. Now there are 18 states that recognize my marriage legally. That blows me away almost as much as the length of time we have been together.