September 4, 2012

Our 46th Anniversary: 2012



As we move towards our 50th anniversary (2016) my husband Monte discovered the fact that anyone wedded on a Saturday would celebrate their 50th anniversary on a Friday or a Saturday.

Why? Because of the way the calendar calculates dates. In the typical year, the date changes one day ahead each year—so the anniversary date for those wed on Saturday, September 3, 1966 would be on Sunday in 1967, and Monday in 1968. The fiftieth anniversary will fall on a Saturday.

But Leap Years, when a day is added to the calendar (February 29th) creates a situation where those married in certain years will celebrate their fiftieth anniversary on a Friday.

(That’s a physicist mind for you…)

This year, our 46th anniversary fell on a Monday—Labor Day, to be precise. For us, it was an unusual quiet middle day between Sunday and Tuesday, two days when we did what was more appropriate for a celebratory day.

Sunday afternoon we went to my son-in-law Michael’s annual Labor Day picnic. With rain threatening—and happening—he and my daughter Sandy set up tables inside their garage. There we feasted on a variety of picnic foods, including Michael’s famous grilled ribs. Everyone was given a ticket for a door prize. We played an energetic game of    with categories like entertainment and the 1980s, with correct answers receiving an extra ticket. Our friend Lois won a Pittsburgh Steelers container of popcorn—an apt gift for someone who likes both.

On Monday, our actual anniversary, we spent a quiet day, lounging around and doing little.

Tuesday, September 4th, was basically a work day. I returned to the YMCA, to resume an exercise program after a long break, in the morning. I intend to begin (more…)

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