Tuesday was the anniversary of our first date in 1987 and I’m a little ashamed to tell you that at 7:30 am, I was already engrossed in my workday when Basil mentioned it with a cheery “Happy Anniversary” and a kiss.
Our 20th wedding anniversary is next month, so I was more than a little confused and it took me a while to wrest my brain from the email I was composing.
This photo was taken not long after that date.
We were hanging out at Crawford Park in Rye Brook, NY, at some picnic or BBQ with the Postal buddies who then made up Basil’s social circle. I think the photo was snapped during a card game, but it might have been Trivial Pursuit (which Basil once won with the answer “Leviticus.” I do not remember the question).
I’m struck at once by the lack of gray hair and wrinkles on either of us, tickled to remember the shirt I’m wearing (it was a comfy one; wonder what happened to it…) and horrified to see Basil left the house in that “Pool Fools” T-shirt. (Back then I didn’t yet supervise his wardrobe.)
Those of you used to my current short, spiky hairstyle are also likely having a good chuckle at the ‘do I’m sporting here.
I should have owned stock in Aquanet.