Saturday, August 25, 2018

We were crazy young

We were crazy young.
And it was crazy hot outside
that little Baptist church
on the muddy-red Red River, 
that little church surrounded
by trucking firms and
mechanic shops. We raced
through the ceremony, 
I have to admit it’s something
of a blur, but with the wedding
at 5 and reception at 5:10, and 
we were welcome to stay 
for the revival at 7, it’s no surprise
it seemed to blur on us.

We didn’t stay for the revival at 7.

And life happened: moving and 
working and oil embargoes and 
children and we built our own house
once and somehow 45 years have 
passed, that blur again, but I would
gladly go back to that red-brick church
beside the brick-red river and marry
that girl all over again.

We’re still crazy young.


Sandra Heska King said...

Love! Happy anniversary!

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Just beautiful! Happy Anniversary to the both of you!

Megan Willome said...

Awww! Happy anniversary!

Unknown said...

I'm going to get to meet you two kid-lovebirds one of these days! We were just talking about you two on the drive home from Central. Sheridan thinks Janet sings in the choir, but I'm thinking not. And if not, she doesn't need to sing, b/c she has a husband perfectly capable of singing her praises in poetry, no less! Happy Anniversary of crazy-young-love-wedded bliss--still!

Glynn said...

Megan and Lynn, thank you! Lynn, Janet does not sing in the choir. If, however, the choir sang Chad & Jeremy music, it might be different.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Congratulations! 45 years is a wonderful accomplishment in today's world. We just had our 49th! yes, where did all those years go? They are such a blur, especially when I start trying to remember when we did this and went there and met who? Oh my! So many memories I can't count them...but so thankful to have lived them all with my hubby at my side, and God holding us together. That is the magic glue that keeps a man and woman together for 45 or 49 or 50 years or more...Jesus Christ...without Him...where would we be? I don't even want to think about that. Congratulations again!!!