downtown water tower

took that shot on houston looking up 
two weekends ago

 not only
 water tower wednesday

toonman and my 36 wedding anniversary 
(he married me when i was but a small child)

that july 30th
was a very muggy
 very hot summer sunday

we wed in a rabbi's study
under a chuppah
in attendance
 my parents 
my sister
 our two best friends
 the rabbi's wife
 (and their son)

 she, the rabbi's wife, 
was asked to be a witness
on her way to play tennis

the rabbi
 was afraid
our best friends
 lived in the same building
 had the same address
 as we did
they might not be valid witnesses 

it was odd
 to have her
 in her tennis whites standing there 
 more odd
 was their little boy 
who sat in a chair 
swinging his legs 

after the ceremony
 which was very brief
 not as impersonal 
a courthouse/city hall ceremony

 we walked to my parent's home for a small reception
followed by lots of eating and drinking
but no honeymoon

you know
 you still owe me a honeymoon!


  1. Daryl, all the very best to you both! Here's to as many years again!

  2. Congratulations, you two made an attractive couple back then and still do. I love the old 1970's photos.

    Hey and what about that honeymoon Toonman, what up?

  3. You can't kid me. I've seen the way you two look at each other. Your honeymoon is already 36 years long.


  4. Hey, get busy planning that trip! Happy day!

  5. Daryl & Ray ~
    Happy Wedding Anniversary to you both. I loved this photo from the first time I saw it. xoxo

  6. Happy Anniversary!

    And if he's anything like my husband.. he might say to you.. "Hey, being married to me is like being on a honeymoon every day!".

    NOT :-)

  7. I too am still owed a honeymoon! Maybe for our 25th which is this September.

    Happy Anniversary!

  8. Very happy man - very foxy lady!
    Congratulation, you two :-)

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  9. Hint. Hint, Toonman!
    I'm a bit late getting around here, but do know that I wish you both a very, very Happy Anniversary. You are such a beautiful couple.


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