Two rather home-spun kids took the plunge on February 10, 1962. For the 7 months before that date and continuing through almost half a century, I've put pencil and pen to paper of all descriptions and I've written rhymes of love, appreciation, and fun to this lady who inspires me daily. Oh, she doesn't get a new issue every day but the collection has come to fill a couple of file drawers.
Today marks a significant milestone since that chance meeting at the Dairyette in Hugo, OK. I penciled a poem, about that evening, on a legal pad that she'll get later in the day. May share that one here later down the line.
Since this is a little corner of my day that will have my attention somewhat regularly, I'll share some of my reams of rhymes from time to time. (Sorry, it just comes out that way.)
Often, these things eek out of my head the night before the day of celebration or the newest milestone. Sometimes they've cooked during the night and wake me at 5:00 a.m. the morning of. On occasion, they're almost completely formed. I must scurry to get them recorded on the nearest napkin or shred of paper before they evaporate.
The one below was my Valentine edition in 2010. If I did one...and I'm sure I did...for V 2011 I don't know where it is. But it's in a drawer somewhere waiting to see the light of day again in this space one of these days.
Meanwhile, from February 14, 2010.