Monday, October 3, 2016

35 Years of "Something So Right"

I have been hitched, tied, and tethered to my ball and chain
for 35 years...

and that's a good thing.

Being the traditionalists that we are...
PaulA and I will be observing our special anniversary traditions...
which include wearing my wedding dress.
(That would be me wearing the dress...not PaulA. PaulA wears a much larger dress size.)

Yes, I've been putting my gown on every year.
During my preggo years, I left it wide open in the back.
(Big are in there somewhere.)
I haven’t exactly taken special care of my wedding gown.
The most I’ve done to preserve it is to store it in a blue Rubbermaid container.
I have to admit, my dress has faded and is not as white as it used to be.
But then again, I’m a little faded and not as bright as I used to be.

So this evening PaulA and I will be dancing to our special song “Something So Right”
sung by Barbra Streisand.
Barbra won’t be in the room with us...but I like to pretend she is.
side note:  I recently discovered Paul Simon wrote "Something So Right"
and Paul Simon has my same birth day.
Cosmic or what?

Back when our kids were little, they would sit on the couch
and watch with wide-eyed we waltzed around the family room.
(Dancing with the we come.)

When they were teens...they’d sit on the same couch,
and make jeering comments….
“You actually wore that dress on your wedding day? That’s how you guys danced?”

Now they call us asking,
“You wore your wedding dress and danced to your song, right?”


The icing on the wedding cake every year, is PaulA’s card.
I look forward to his card …which is always so beautifully written...
and I try to keep my emotions to a nice happy cry....
not the ugly, snot bubble-through-the-nostrils cry.

So if you peek in our windows tonight…(I’m calling the cops)...
you’re sure to get a glimpse of Kat and PaulA still doing
“Something So Right.”

My dress may have faded...but our love
still sparkles.

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