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June 20, 2014

Gary Church: Lordy, Lordy, how will we ever top 40?

NEW CASTLE — We just finished up a day of celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.

Each year I try to cut back on prizes and festivities, but my wife was expecting some kind of gala events, because it was our 40th.

I didn't disappoint her.

She almost had tears in her eyes when I presented her with a bouquet of a dozen pink roses.

I know she likes pink roses, because she always tells me that's what she wants in her casket spray.

I just gave her a little taste of what the spray is going to look like.

I'm so thoughtful.

What she got me, is a little bit of a mystery.

It's called Frogg Toggs.

I've never heard of them.

On the cover it shows people jogging, with the Frogg Toggs wrapped around their neck.

I'm not sure if my wife has ever noticed or not, but, I don't jog.

Walking is hard enough.

We then went to church and heard a rousing sermon by Pastor Mike on how women are to respect their man.

She learned that wives are not to criticize their husbands, should they load the dishwasher wrong.

That part of the sermon really didn't pertain to me, because it's my wife that loads it wrong.

Being the sweet husband that I am, I always just let it slide.

After church, we had my favorite meal, braised steak at Chuck Tanner’s.

She may think that I had it planned, but next to our table was a group from the Eintracht Singing Society.

They serenaded us with the "Happy Anniversary to you" song.

This worried me a little. To try and top that on our 50th, I'll probably have to have the Mormon Choir come and sing to us. Gus may have to expand his restaurant a little to fit them all in.

For supper, we had a private picnic along the stream at Cascade Park. It consisted of Dairy Queen cheeseburgers.

Of course, when you are that close to Forbush’s, you have to stop by for a cone.

The best part of the celebration, except for the roses? She paid for everything.

I'm thinking I'll keep her around, so she can pay for our 50th as well.


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