Guess WHAT?

by RhodesTer on October 12, 2008

in NOT Humor/Satire

She’s 40 today, that girl of mine.

The one I married. The one who married me.

Yeah, that one.

FORTY.

She was 20 when I met her.

TWENTY.

I remember her first legal drink.

It was her 21st birthday. We were with her grandparents, and they made a big deal of buying her a drink in a restaurant.

The waitress carded her, and everyone beamed that she passed the scrutiny and got her libation.

Never mind that she’d been an alcoholic at 15.

Now she’s 40.

She doesn’t get carded these days, but she doesn’t look 40.

I look 40.. maybe. On a good day.

She still looks like she’s 20..

..to me.

We’ve had 20 good years together.

God only knows if we’re in for 20 more.

I hope so.

I love you, birthday girl.

But I’m not buying this “FORTY” stuff, so..

I’ll need to see your ID please :-)

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1 Darrell October 12, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Happy birthday, Coffee Sister! And congratulations on the patience that must be required to have spent twenty years with ol’ Whatsisname. ;)

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2 Rene October 12, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Happy 40th, sista! And you, Mr. Rhodester, are quite a sentimental, nice guy. Very sweet!

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3 Leann October 13, 2008 at 9:28 am

What a lucky girl she is……HAPPY BIRTHDAY Coffeesister!!

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4 Scott October 13, 2008 at 9:39 am

Happy birthday a day late! Hope it was smashing! (Not that smashing something would be positive, I mean you could go to jail if it wasn’t yours, of course you could always blame it on Rhodie, but since it’s your birthday I hope you got to do whatever it was you wanted even if a law or two got smashed.)

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5 RhodesTer October 13, 2008 at 11:30 am

Thank you, all! She hasn’t been online – her mom, brother and best friend (BFFF!) are visiting – we went out on the town last night – mom and brother are leaving today, but bfff is staying around until tomorrow – I’m running out of hyphens – so bye.

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6 Dorian aka coffeesister |_|) October 17, 2008 at 11:34 pm

LOVE the extra ‘f’ in “bfff”.. Clearly, she’s my best friend fucking forever & I’m damn lucky to have her. My dear 30-something-looking RhodesTer instigated this 1st-ever visit of mum & bro here yet Elizabeth saw it thru, managing to surprise him too. :shock:

I’m still blown away by the visit from the 3 of them, by my entire birthday weekend, by living til 40 w/a hell of a decent chance of surviving another 4 decades, by this post, Darrell’s post, Lorna’s gift, the Pen Men’s gift, Charee’s generosity, the postcard from Jim & Rene (& even Spirit Jerry), the e-cards from Kristi & my youngest brother (HI Joel), the cards from Sheryl & Lorraine (& their husbands by proxy), the giftcard from G&G (my mum’s parents whom she kindly shares), our new addition (thanx again Jordan) &, vanity of all vanities, having hair that looks & feels like my own again after so long! :grin:

Thank YOU too, Leann, Scott, Alex, Allison, Candi, Christopher, Jamie, JeanAnn, Joel, Lorie, Matt, MCF, Nicole, my Plurk peeps, Rebecca, Robert & Tony for ALL y’all :razz: added to the occasion!! :eek:

(|_|*cheers*|_|)
“Life begins at forty.” — W. B. Pitkin

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