It’s been 32 years! 1984….that can’t be true!
Wow, how does this happen? How do decades go by and children grow up and yet we still feel the same?
My interest in genealogy began shorty before we married. I had this incredible urge to find out where my ancestors came from. I knew that some of my family was coming from Italy for my wedding. I asked my Italian aunt to do some hunting for me. She arrived with a hand-written note with the family tree (as far as she knew it) on it, and the rest, as they say, is history! My obsession began….
Bruce and I knew “of each other” in high school. He was the school jock, with the very pretty girlfriend. He was a grade ahead of me and we both remember catching a glimpse of each other by our school lockers. Well….that’s the only time he remembers me! LOL.
I used to watch him all the time. He was so cool. I was the “browner”, nerdy, academic, with braces and glasses and a really bad perm. It was 1978 and it was in style to have long, straight hair (which I had for most of my life), but, on no, not me! I had to get it all cut and perm it! He too, had glasses and curly hair, but, as you can see by our wedding photo, he was very handsome!
We started dating in early 1979, so we’ve actually been together for 37 years. How blessed are we?
We have almost nothing in common. Seriously!! We don’t. We do, however, have the same values in life and adore our family and friends. We also respect each other’s need to have fun on our own. For him, it’s been serious off road motorcycle riding since he was 13. It’s taken him to Europe, Argentina, Chile, the United States, Mexico and most of Canada. For me, it’s my genealogy. I can spend endless hours researching. For most people, that would be mind blowingly boring, but for me, it’s exciting. He gets that. He laughs at my excitement when I find a new piece of our puzzle which is our family tree. I cheer him on as he continues to race at the age of almost 57. He’ll always be a jock, and I’ll always be a nerdy academic.
And we love each other.
Here’s to another 32 years my love!!!