Monday, November 23, 2015

Anniversary Fun . . .

Yesterday was our 46th wedding anniversary. Keith & I and our kids, Tif & Charlie, spent the day together. The kids made breakfast and then we drove down to Virginia Beach’s convention center to see the Coastal Virginia Auto Show. We strolled through the aisles of fabulous vintage cars, took some
pictures and talked with many collectors who truly enjoy preserving automotive history. If we could we would own one of these restored beauties and take it on the road to nowhere in particular, just to enjoy the fine craftsmanship that went into these automobiles. After the show we went out to lunch
at a hotel restaurant that had two football games on big screen TV’s. Keith was delighted as we ate our burgers and watched the games. When we left it was still raining and instead of going back home, we took a detour off the highway and went to explore Fort Eustis,, a retired army base with its civil war fort
now in the process of being restored. Also located on the grounds of Fort Eustis is The U.S.Army Transportation Museum of U.S. Army vehicles and other transportation related equipment and memorabilia. The area still has residents that live in palatial homes built long ago. I believe they do a Christmas House Tour which we will definitely do.  
So now you may ask what does this have to do with a Family Museum. Everything. The auto show with its antique cars is an act of preservation. Touring the Civil War Fort and knowing that it is being saved is an act of preservation. And spending the day together is an act of family preservation, which is extremely important. Though there were no tangible things saved to put into our family museum, we did preserve the moment with pictures and memories.    

At the end of the day as my husband snuggled into bed, he asked himself this question as I was reading a book: “How did we get here, 46 years ago?” I looked at him, smiled and said, “Because we have loved each other for 46 years and look forward to every new day.” He acknowledged happily and before I finished the chapter, he was snoring peacefully. I closed my book, slipped into a nice warm bed, patted him on his shoulder and wished him a good night and told him I loved him. You may ask what kind of love is it that keeps on after all these years. It isn’t really hard to explain. It is a love that needs no measure, needs no questions or has any doubts, because it is what love is all about.
It’s just Love.        
Happy Anniversary to us!

P.S. Perhaps our next set of wheels?
We highly doubt it!

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