Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Jilda

My first date with Jilda was in May of 1968. She'd just turned 16 and I'd asked her to be my date the night I graduated from high school.
I've helped her celebrate most of her birthdays (except for a few years when I was away in the army) since then.
In the past, we've had a birthday bash or two, but this one was much more laid back. Her sister and niece cooked her a delightful lunch and baked one of her favorite kinds of cake. 
She turned 62 today and she doesn't look it. Several years ago we went to the state fair and there was an age guesser there.
He scratched his chin for a long time until he looked over and saw me. He asked her she was married to me. When she said yes, he said well you're older than I would have thought. She howled, but I started to poke him in the eye with a corndog.
So happy birthday to my lovely spouse.

I shot the picture below not long after we married. 
She was driving our old Chevy truck.



19 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Jilda! Long time no see, you two.

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  2. Happy Birthday Jilda !
    That's the funniest story Rick - I'm howling too !
    xox

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  3. Such a cute story Rick... I have already been over to wish Jilda a happy Birthday... it sounds like a really wonderful day :)

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  4. Happy Birthday Jilda! Rick, you are very lucky man to be married to such a beautiful woman. Enjoy the day...both of you!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your beautiful wife.

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  6. What a beautiful picture. She hasn't changed a bit has she? You're a lucky man Rick Watson!!!

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  7. She's beautiful.
    Happy birthday, Jilda!

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  8. Dear Rick, please wish JIlda a happy birthday from me. Peace.

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  9. Jilda is ethereally beautiful!! Happy birthday to your gorgeous spouse!!

    Take care
    x

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  10. Very nice tribute to your beautiful wife on her birthday. More people in the world could learn a lot from you two--the way you really LIVE life.

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  11. Jilda is a lovely women. Good question: how did you manage to catch such a beautiful woman?

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  12. Happy birthday Jilda. May you continue to be loved and treasured by this wonderful man who became your husband.
    xoxoxoxo

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  13. Happy Birthday to Jilda. : )

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  14. Meeting the perfect woman at 16 seems very unfair. Maybe I went to the wrong high school.

    mood

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  15. Rick, I can tell how much you love her in all of your posts. Happy birthday to your lovely wife. I can see so much love between you two.

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  16. No wonder you married her!!

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  17. Happy Birthday Jilda! I compared this pic to the recent one with your new doggie...no difference! She's a beauty! Hope her day is great!

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  18. Thank you all for your kind comments. Jilda smiled as she read them.
    R

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  19. Happy Birthday to Jilda. I followed you on my old blog and just started blogging again. I didn't know you were a Bama boy. That is where my family is from. Mobile to be exact. Hope you have a great week.

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