I never imagined that in my lifetime I would achieve the distance. Today, April 15th, Rita and I are celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary. I am announcing this not just as a monumental achievement but as a successful fight against the odds. I read the dailies about divorce rates being so high and wondered if we did it right or wrong. Divorced individuals seem to like the freedom and versatility of multiple spouses. I never had that chance.
Strangely, I belong to a circle of friends who share my situation. I pal around with six couples all of whom are married 50 years or more. Those couples all have children who have not divorced yet either. I often wondered if we missed the "party boat". But we are happy. Old, but happy.
"Great Marriages Are Made In Heaven,
So Is Thunder and Lightning"