Sunday, May 05, 2019

Keeping on

We ate out this evening. I wore my turquoise linen shirt. Jilda wore a long black dress. The restaurant was upscale and the food was remarkable. 

A young couple sat beside us with a rambunctious baby boy. He fell in love with Jilda. We talked for a moment while we waited for our food. We learned where they were from, what they did for a living. They said they'd been married for almost five years. I smiled and them and then a Jilda. She told them we were celebrating our 45 anniversary. They were speechless. We shared a little longevity advice and we all had a good laugh.

We talked for a few minutes long and then our food arrived. We settled in and enjoyed the atmosphere. 

The young couple left before we did, but when the stood, they both shook our hands and thanked us for sharing with them. These two looked like they were in it for the long haul. 

I hope they have an opportunity on their 45 anniversary to share with a young couple and to encourage them to keep on keeping on.


  1. Congrats on such a long and I'm sure, great adventure! How nice to share some good advice with a young couple. We're celebrating 45yrs this August. Many young folks are amazed at the number of years. Me too at times! Ha! Nice pic of you both!

  2. Dear Jilda and Rick, please accept our congratulations on 45 years of marriage. I raise my glass in your honor!

  3. Great picture of a loving couple. Good food, new friends and LOVE. Keep doing what you are doing, it looks good on both of you.

  4. Huge smiles. I join Geo. in raising my glass.

  5. Congratulations on your 45th!

  6. I love hearing stories of love. I'm sure you two set a great example for that young couple. Congrats!

  7. I'm sure the conversation was as good as the meal. It seems like a nice chance encounter.

  8. Sounds like a nice evening


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