A hastily-improvised, but heartfelt greeting:CONGRATULATIONS, Mr. and Mrs. AOW!Happy Anniversary, my good neighbors,A couple with a conscience and a heart.Put down your burdens; cease all heavy labors;Put up your feet. The party soon will start.You’ve earned a break, a restful change of pace.Before you pleasing prospects should expand.It’s time to smell the flowers, leave the race,Relax, enjoy the wonders close at hand.Try an unashamed pursuit of pleasure.Hope you’ll get what you have long deserved ––Delight and deep contentment beyond measureAfter all the years you both have served.You mustn’t feel you need to act your age.TO YOUR MARRIAGE now, we dedicate this page.~ FreeThinke - June 17, 2011
Congratulations on your blog. Didn't realize you started one until I read about it today over at Silverfiddle's place.I'll be stopping by again to read more of your pristine thoughts.Cheers,Shaw
I'm glad to see you, Ms. Shaw. I used to publish a small town newspaper and two periodicals distributed in a tri-state area. It was basically a desktop publishing operation I ran pretty much by myself, but learning how to use this blog format has been a real challenge. It's much more confining than Quark Express and Ofoto were fifteen years ago.I could never have put this blog together if I hadn't had a lot of help and encouragement from Kurt and AOW. The latter has the patience of a saint, believe me. Don't know how "pristine" my thoughts might be, but I'm happy to share them. I only hope you won't be disappointed.You and I seem to have the happy faculty of being able to disagree without becoming unpleasant and unkind. I have lots of friends in the liberal camp, and we get along fine -- most of the time.Than God there are other subjects of interest beside religion and politics. Thanks for stopping by.~ FreeThinke
FT,How lovely of you to do this!
How kind of you to say so, AOW!I am one who believes there's entirely too much denigration and not nearly enough approbation in this old world, so I try to do my bit to counteract all the negativity.Besides, I think your FORTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY is a noteworthy event -- especially in these cynical and turbulent era that seems determined to celebrate instability, selfishness, depravity and faithlessness.All the best,FT
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