If the Shoe Fits…

Today is our 43rd anniversary.  I gave my husband the usual sappy, sweet card, but when I opened the one he gave me, instead of the kind that makes me cry, I got one that made me roar with laughter.


When I finally stopped laughing, hubby said, “Isn’t that so like us?”

“Us?” I asked, incredulously.  “You mean it is so like you!”

We were sitting at the breakfast table, drinking our coffee and reading the morning paper as we do every morning. I looked through the stack of sections he had placed in front of me.

“Where’s The Daily Break?” I asked. That’s the section with the comics, about the only section I read. George always pulls it out for me and puts it in front of me.  Not today. I looked through all the sections he had given me, but no Daily Break. I looked accusingly at the sections in front of him.”

“”Where’s my section?”

He  stared at me. “What are you talking about?”

I again looked at the stack he had given me.  There on top was The Daily Break.

Big grin on his smug face. “As I said before, that card is so like us.”

About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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31 Responses to If the Shoe Fits…

  1. pattisj says:

    Happy belated anniversary! I’ve gotten a bit behind in blog reading…

  2. Leigh Lim says:

    The power of denial! 😀

  3. I laughed out loud at the card! I can relate 100%.
    Cheers to you and your hubby!

  4. I cook dinner and put our portions on the plates before bringing them to the table. After all our years together, we still both get out the plates, cups, and fork out and set them on a counter. Even if one of us says out loud that we got them. For some reason, one never “sees” what the other did. People are so funny.

  5. judithhb says:

    Fantastic Susan. Happy anniversary and that George is certainly something and worth keeping. XX

  6. Happy Anniversary! 43 years, that is cause for great celebration! Thank you for sharing your morning with us. We had our 40th last month…. Hope you have many, many more. ❤

  7. Helen C says:

    Happy Anniversary! In my house, we usually say, “Where did you put the butter?” 😉

  8. Happy Anniversary! Great card.

  9. DJ Mynatt says:

    My granddaughter cannot seem to find anything – and it’s usually right in front of her!

    Our whole family has experienced this phenomena much too often…

  10. Very cute and sweet! Happy anniversary! 🙂

  11. Happy Anniversary you two!

  12. Dianna says:

    Cute story! (ALTHOUGH, it’s my thinking that sometimes there are little “imps” who play tricks on us, and move things around that we’re looking for!) Like, butter or newspaper sections.
    And that section is my favorite too! I save it for evening when I can read the comics (LOVE Baby Blues, Red & Rover and Zits) and work the puzzles.
    Happy Anniversary!

  13. Amy says:

    Happy Anniversary, Susan! So funny 😀

  14. Well, if you ask me one of the secrets to a long marriage is being able to laugh together, so you win! What’s the prize? Another fun year with your hubby. Enjoy your special day!

  15. Mark says:

    Happy Anniversary! See you next weekend.

  16. E.C. says:

    Hahaha Too fun. Happy Anniversary! Celebrate well! 🙂

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