Somebody Went To Prison And All I Got Was This Lousy Anniversary Card

1 Jun


Today is my 28th wedding anniversary.  

Our wedding anniversary, I should say.

Nelson Mandela served twenty-seven years and he got a Nobel Peace Prize.  Me? I got an extra year, a card, and the most loving husband on the planet.

If you don’t believe me, ask my recent escapee, Janet.

Janet of Janet’s Notebook came to visit this week, for five days, with her son, Ben.  They wore me out but we had a great time.  You will be reading about our adventures over the next week or so, when I’ve recovered, but if you can’t wait until then, here are some of her posts about our time together:

Granny Liu: On accents

Who is that dog walker?: On dogs

The north south divide: On the phone

Laughter and love: On being soppy

I know how much you love me so don’t think she’s having fun at my expense (she is, but not maliciously), though I have to admit, it’s a weird sensation to be the butt instead of the butter of the joke.

However, I had great fun learning about another blogger and her quirks.  And of my own.  Janet made me wonder how the Hub has put up with me all of these years.

Now for the next twenty-eight.  Gulp.

Love you, my darling.  But please don’t tell anyone, it ruins my image.  

Happy anniversary xx


62 Responses to “Somebody Went To Prison And All I Got Was This Lousy Anniversary Card”

  1. Ron. June 1, 2013 at 11:36 #

    Congrats, TB; you got us by 6. My Beloved Sandra nad I will celebrate #22 later this year.
    Photos show that you used to be a real hottie. Clearly, some things never change.

    Re all these bloggers going to visit other blogeers: A very cool thought. Don’t be surprised if I show up on your doorstep.


  2. Hub June 1, 2013 at 11:39 #

    Not sure how you managed 28 years but from my point of view, I managed by letting most things you say go in one ear and out the other.

    Love you too sweets, my Malteser Queen.


  3. Life in the 50's and beyond... June 1, 2013 at 12:38 #



  4. Dana June 1, 2013 at 12:50 #

    Happy anniversary! Have a wonderful day. ☺


  5. Ruthi aka abitosunshine June 1, 2013 at 13:11 #

    Happy 28th wedding anniversary! How wonderful! And how delightful to have spent time with your blogging friend! I am headed to read an adventure or two of your visit.


  6. McGuffy Ann June 1, 2013 at 13:18 #

    Happy Anniversary! It will be 32 years for us this week!


  7. mairedubhtx June 1, 2013 at 13:20 #

    Happy Anniversary! You should at least get a sweatshirt or a commemorative mug. With you photos on it. Like Will and Kate. Or the Queen. Don’t you think?


  8. Laurie Nichols June 1, 2013 at 13:42 #

    Happy anniversary to you and the Hub. He is awfully sweet writing that cute comment. I can’t wait to hear about your adventures with Janet and her son. 🙂


  9. Patrecia Upton June 1, 2013 at 14:12 #

    Congratulations to you both.Have a really happy day


  10. Kayleigh June 1, 2013 at 14:12 #

    Happy Anniversary!!! 28 years IS a feat (I’m heading up on 20 myself)…but no doubt your lovely sense of humor serves you well — may you have another happy 28 year sentence ;p


  11. Al June 1, 2013 at 14:45 #

    You know what they say…”the first 28 are the toughest.” It’s a breeze from here on out (45 and counting). I think you two are one of the the nicest couple I’ve never met.


  12. Linda June 1, 2013 at 14:46 #

    Hi…Happy Anniversary to you and the hubby! I hope it will be a good day and a wonderful year ahead! We will celebrate 37 years this July! It just keeps getting better!!!

    Happy Saturday!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits


  13. rumpydog June 1, 2013 at 14:48 #

    Happy anniversary! May you have a wonderful day, and an extra measure of Maltesers!


  14. Georgia June 1, 2013 at 14:54 #

    Wow, Happy Anniversary to you both!


  15. countingducks June 1, 2013 at 15:05 #

    Happy Anniversary. Very nice to read about


  16. Rorybore June 1, 2013 at 15:07 #

    Wow – 28 years! I’m just a rookie yet at this marriage thing- 10 years this year. I still say that’s a right fine thing though because my mother never told me men weren’t house broken.
    Congrats to you and hubby! Have a happy day.


  17. mlissabeth June 1, 2013 at 15:49 #

    Happy Anniversary! How will you celebrate? We are having a chocolate layer cake for son’s birthday.


  18. slpmartin June 1, 2013 at 17:08 #

    Happy anniversary!


  19. jatwood4 June 1, 2013 at 17:32 #

    Sweet and loving and romantic — Happy anniversary! The two of you are so lucky to have found each other!


  20. gigihawaii June 1, 2013 at 17:45 #

    Happy Anniversary. That is such a sweet photo of you and hubby on your wedding day. You should frame it. Aloha from Hawaii.


  21. Grannymar June 1, 2013 at 18:00 #

    Oh! Am I the twenty eighth person to comment on your 28th Wedding Anniversary? Have a wonderful celebration, and may you have at least 28 more happy years together


  22. Janie Jones June 1, 2013 at 18:16 #

    Happy Anniversary!


  23. Jess June 1, 2013 at 18:54 #

    28years! That’s some achievement Tilly! Hears to the next 28!


  24. Jess June 1, 2013 at 18:56 #

    Ouch I spelt here’s like a wally! I’m blaming the ickle glass of wine I might have sipped 🙂


  25. Elaine - I used to be indecisive June 1, 2013 at 19:54 #

    Happy Anniversary! It’s 28 years for us next month!


  26. restlessjo June 1, 2013 at 21:44 #

    Aww, I love your sentimental side, Tilly. Wishing you many more happy years. 🙂


  27. Terry June 1, 2013 at 22:21 #

    Happy Anniversary and many more cards to come!!!


  28. June 1, 2013 at 22:24 #

    Happy Anniversary!!!!!


  29. sharechair June 2, 2013 at 01:10 #

    Happy Anniversary! (We’re about to celebrate our 40th (gasp) which is the reason we are journeying over to your side of the planet. (our own little party).)
    I LOVE that kissy picture at the top of your blog. I want another wedding picture with faces front, please. 🙂


  30. Suzy June 2, 2013 at 02:54 #

    Happy Anniversary. Wishing you many many more happy anniversaries and loads of joy.


  31. benzeknees June 2, 2013 at 07:33 #

    Happy Anniversary Linda! Can’t wait to see your posts about your visitor.


    • Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) June 2, 2013 at 08:01 #

      Warm congratulations! Nelson Mandela is a great man – but you have the luckier life, I think.

      I enjoyed Janet’s posts too.


  32. viveka June 2, 2013 at 13:41 #

    Wow …. A lifetime, for murder in Sweden. Congratulation to the lifetime together … and good luck with the new sentence. It’s wonderful to see that marriage really works for some.


  33. adinparadise June 2, 2013 at 13:52 #

    Congratulations on your 28th year of enslavement, Tilly. Just kidding! 🙂 Lovely photos. I was married in ’66. 😯


  34. kateshrewsday June 2, 2013 at 14:12 #

    Glad your meeting with Janet was such a great occasion, Tilly!


  35. SchmidleysScribbling June 2, 2013 at 18:09 #

    It took me so long to get to the bottom of this list, I forgot what i was going to write. Oh yes, i love the way you got him by the lapels early on. Dianne


  36. Three Well Beings June 3, 2013 at 01:41 #

    And may you have many more. I’ve been married almost double that number, Tilly, which translates as “we are really getting old.” And when you love someone and have the added blessing of a good marriage, each year is special. So many of my friends have not had the same privilege. So congratulations to you both and a special blessing to you as you move into the future together. And I’ll also look forward to hearing more about your friend and the visit. I’m sure it was a hoot! 😉


  37. Musings June 4, 2013 at 09:19 #

    Happy anniversary, Tillybud and Hub! You make a great and wonderfully happy team. I can just imagine the fun you all have together with your fabulous sense of humor.


  38. idiosyncratic eye June 8, 2013 at 09:49 #

    A belated happy anniversary from me to you both! 🙂


  39. Perfecting Motherhood June 11, 2013 at 08:03 #

    A very belated anniversary, sorry! To another 28 years!



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