Because we danced to live beach music by the Blue Notes at our rehearsal party on July 7, 1961, we drove to Westlake Plaza for the monthly "Jive After Five" this July 7 and danced the cha-cha and shagged to live beach music by the Embers. I like to dance; glad Ron does, too. Reckon that's why we've lasted 50 years?
band member. But they were still good.
We pulled into Slocum Appaloosa Ranch at 10:00 a.m. I saw horses everywhere. With April guiding us, we rode through part of the 160-acre farm. We walked, trotted and cantered across meadows and streams, up and down steep banks for an hour and a half. We had SO MUCH FUN!
Ron's horse Jack insisted on being first or second, so when I tried to bring Chief up close to Ron for a 50th anniversary horseback hug, Jack kept moving away. We compromised, leaned toward each other and held hands. Life--and marriage--are full of compromises. Reckon that's why we've lasted 50 years?
Once home, but still walking funny (so was I), Ron told me to be ready to leave the house at 5:30. When I asked what I should wear, he said, "Casual." Hmm. Casual? How casual? I asked, learned that jeans and boots were out. Okay, that meant we were going to dinner. But where?
We drove through Bedford and on up Rt. 122 toward Big Island. Hmm. Will we dine at the Millstone Tea Room, a restaurant I've heard nothing but good things about? Was that our culinary destination? It was!
Because I love seafood, I ordered a shrimp dish. It was delicious. Ron feasted on the best trout he'd ever eaten.
I love really good food. So does Ron. Hmm. Is that another reason we've lasted 50 years?